Keeping The Promise Alive

This week, I attended a program sponsored by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) that featured an incredible lecture by Rabbi Daniel Gordis, the Senior Vice-President of the Shalem Center in Israel and a former professor of mine.  It has been a while since I attended a lecture that affected me as powerfully as this one did.   Rabbi Gordis’ words continue to resonate with me.  Below, I have attempted to capture what Rabbi Gordis shared with the 600 of us who were in attendance on Tuesday evening.  The power of his words are not captured in my synopsis.  To experience this power, I encourage each of you to get his book, Saving Israel. I plan on doing a few classes on this book during the summer months and hope you will join me. Summary of Rabbi Daniel Gordis’ Lecture before AIPAC, 27 March 2010 Israel is often referred to…