Gershom Gorenberg

It might be worth a drive to East Lansing, on Tuesday, Nov. 8, to the Sixth Annual Michael & Elaine Serling Lecture on Modern Israel, where Gershom Gorenberg, author of The Unmaking of Israel (2011), The Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements 1967-1977 (2006), and The End of Days: Fundamentalism and the Struggle for the Temple Mount (2000). Will be speaking.

Gorenberg is also the former assistant editor of the Jerusalem Report and co-authored the Jerusalem Report’s Shalom Friend (1996), which won the National Jewish Book Award.

Goremberg is American born (St Louis), California- and Israeli-educated (Santa Cruz, Hebrew University), and an Orthodox Jew who made aliyah to Israel in 1977.  Today, he writes regularly for the American Prospect on Israel and the Middle East.  His essays have also appeared in the Atlantic, the New York Times Magazine, and in Haaretz.  In 2010-11, he taught at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

His new book will be available for purchase at the free event, which takes place from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Wonders Hall Kiva, behind Case Hall, at Michigan State University

For additional information, contact MSU’s Jewish Studies Program: (517) 432-3493.