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Dr. Micah Goodman is a Research Fellow of the Kogod Research Center at Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem.

Micah was named by the Jerusalem Post as one of the 50 most influential Jews in 2017 and by Liberal Magazine as one of the 100 most influential Israelis in 2019. He is the author of six best-selling books.
His first three books – Moses’s Final Speech, The Dream of the Kuzari, and The Secrets of the Guide for the Perplexed – explore classic Jewish thought. His next three books – The Wondering Jew, Catch 67, and The Attention Revolution – explore contemporary Israeli issues and ideas.

He is one of the founders of Beit Prat – Israeli Midrasha, and along with Efrat Shapira Rosenberg, hosts the popular Israeli podcast Mifleget Hamachshavot produced by Beit Avi Chai.

Micah Goodman


Jul 19, 2023

May 16, 2023

What is at stake as Israel celebrates its 75th year? How is Israeli society both pulling apart and coming together at this critical moment?

Apr 3, 2023

With thousands of Israelis taking to the streets in protest and in support of the polarizing judicial reforms, the fractures in Israel are growing dangerously strong.

Feb 12, 2023

The proposed changes to Israel's judiciary system call Israel's democracy, and its very existence, into question.

Dec 9, 2022

A look at the Prime Minister's new biography and what it tells us about Israel's longest serving leader and his ideology.

Jul 13, 2022

High holiday shiur from Rabbinic Torah Seminar (RTS) 2022

Jun 2, 2022

Micah Goodman, Jonathan Haidt

Micah Goodman and Jonathan Haidt explore how faith and ethics can contribute to healing a society broken apart by technology.

Jul 14, 2021

The hybrid government can bridge the political divide, which no longer reflects an ideological one.

Jul 13, 2021

Drawing from biblical sources and Zionist visionaries, Micah Goodman charts a new course for Zionism that puts Judaism at the center.

May 2, 2021

Micah Goodman sheds light on the ideas that have shaped Israelis’ thinking on both sides of the debate

Feb 24, 2021

Deep dive into the Israeli search for Jewish identity from both the secular and religious sides: how the differing foundational ideologies connect and divide Israelis.

Jan 28, 2021

By dramatically enhancing Palestinian autonomy, Israel can deliver a better future for itself, its neighbors, and the Palestinians.

Jan 25, 2021

A conversation with Micah Goodman about his new book, The Wondering Jew: Israel and the Search for Jewish Identity.

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