Micah Goodman

Micah Goodman is a leading voice in Israel and North America on Zionism, Judaism, the Bible and a wide variety of issues facing Israel and contemporary world Jewry. A celebrated thinker and teacher, he is the author of four Israeli bestsellers on canonical Jewish texts and contemporary Israel: Moses’s Final Speech, The Dream of the Kuzari, The Secrets of the Guide for the Perplexed and Catch 67.

Dr. Goodman directs the Beit Midrash Yisraeli – Ein Prat, a nonprofit that works to fulfill Israel’s promise by inspiring thousands of young adults from across the religious spectrum through Jewish-Zionist education and leadership training.

He has a doctorate from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he lectures on Jewish thought and serves as a Research Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem.

December 6, 2020 – “The Books of the Bible That We Never Read – Nehemiah”

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November 15, 2020 – “The Books of the Bible That We Never Read – Daniel”

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August 25, 2020 – “Deuteronomy: The Last Speech of Moses – Conclusion: Moses’s Final Word”

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August 18, 2020 – “Deuteronomy: The Last Speech of Moses – Renewal and Destruction”

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August 11, 2020 – “Deuteronomy: The Last Speech of Moses – The Failure of Deuteronomy’s Revolution”

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May 3, 2020 – “Yom Ha’Shoah, Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut in the Age of Covid-19.”

How was it for you remembering the Holocaust this year?
How was it for you marking the ultimate sacrifice of Israeli soldiers?
How was your celebration of Israel at 72?

Micah spoke to us from Jerusalem about how to process the weight of Jewish history colliding with the weight of an unprecedented health and wealth crisis.

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April 5, 2020 – “Reflections on Dystopia”

Judaism has a lot to say about dystopia. This Pesach, how can we be inspired to have more strength, more resilience, more energy, more optimism, more faith, more hope, for the road ahead? In his talk, Reflections on Dystopia, Micah provides us with his always welcome insights into the challenges we face today through his unique and sparkling perspective.

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November 21, 2019 – “Building a Religiously and Politically Passionate Center in Israel”

What is happening in Israel today? Prime Minister Netanyahu could not form a governing coalition. Yesterday it was reported that Benny Gantz cannot form a governing coalition. Is Israel to have its third election within a few months?

How do we understand what feels like unprecedented topography in Israel?

Who better to explain this to us than Micah Goodman. Micah will analyzes the political conundrum in Israel today in a larger context: the work that needs to be done for the emergence of a passionate center in Israel.

The right messenger, the right message, the right time.

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May 20, 2019 – “The State of Israel: After Stormy Elections and Before an Unknown Future”

December 2, 2018 – “The Tribes of Israel”

December 3, 2017 – “Zionism Part Two – Israel’s Next 70 Years”

November 22, 2015 – “Tradition and Modernity – New Perspectives”

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May 13, 2015 – “Is God a Threat to Religion?”

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May 14, 2015 – “Israel Today”

December 14, 2014 – “Moses and the Challenges of Success”

March 11, 2014 – “Sharon and Bibi: Windows Into Modern Israel”

November 11, 2012 – Micah taught our leadership team at a Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) session


“Lessons in Leadership from Ein Prat”

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“Monotheism and Power”

March 18, 2012 – “The Rise and Fall of King David”

January 18, 2010 – Community-wide Teaching on “The Dilemma of Job”

*Note: Due to technical difficulty, the first 7 minutes of this lecture are not available.

January 19, 2010 – “Introduction to Biblical Leadership”