An Academy Award nominee, and the winner of numerous Israeli and international prizes, this is a mostly animated film that had Israel in its grip for some time. It addresses the long term memory of soldiers who fought in the first Lebanon War and are still dealing with the pain of the Sabra and Shatila massacres, for which Israel felt at least partially responsible. A masterful work of art. Watch it, and you’ll understand why many Israelis wondered whether it wasn’t actually fortunate that it didn’t win. Is this a movie that we have to receive even more international attention, Israelis wondered. See what you think.
Waltz with Bashir (2009)
Post Date March 23, 2009
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About Daniel Gordis
Dr. Daniel Gordis is Senior Vice President and the Koret Distinguished Fellow at Shalem College in Jerusalem. The author of numerous books on Jewish thought and currents in Israel, and a recent winner of the National Jewish Book Award, Dr. Gordis was the founding dean of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at the University of Judaism.
Acclaim for Daniel Gordis
My synagogue continually clamors for Daniel Gordis to visit us again. There simply is not a more effective speaker on Israel — its problems and wonders — than Dr. Daniel Gordis.
Rabbi David WolpeSenior Rabbi of Sinai TempleLos Angeles
Gordis makes his readers and listeners think with him in depth, in nuance, and with reasoned flexibility about the present and the future of Israel, Judaism, and humankind.
Rabbi Haskel LooksteinKehillat Jeshurun, New York
Through his intelligent, informed, concerned, and insightful writings, Daniel Gordis pushes the Jewish people in both Israel and the Diaspora to pay thoughtful attention to the great issues of the day.
Rabbi David Ellenson, PhDChancellor, Hebrew Union College
Daniel Gordis is one of Israel’s most thoughtful observers
Prof. Alan DershowitzRenowned legal and political commentator; Best-selling author of "The Case for Israel"
Daniel Gordis is perhaps the single most popular speaker on Israel to American Jewish audiences
Leonard FeinFounder, National Jewish Coalition for Literacy, and Co-founder, Moment Magazine.
If you asked me, ‘of all the people you know, who cares the most about the physical, moral and spiritual health of Israel?’ I would put the commentator and scholar Daniel Gordis at the top of the list.
Jeffrey GoldbergThe Atlantic