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2018 Conference Speakers

Elliott Abrams Council on Foreign Relations Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C., served in the administrations of George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan. A member of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom and of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council, Mr. Abrams teaches U.S. foreign policy at Georgetown…

Ten Favorites from Five Years

TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction   Conservative Judaism: A Requiem By Daniel Gordis In 1971, 41 percent of American Jews were part of the Conservative movement. Today it’s 18 percent and falling fast. What happened? Maybe its leaders never knew what Conservative Judaism was really about. Pro-Creation By Dara…

Missing Menachem

Avi Shilon

When Menachem Begin led the Likud to victory in 1977, Yitzhak Ben-Aharon spoke for many in the Israeli political establishment when he said that “if this is the will of the people, we have to replace the people.” Begin’s image has evolved, but he remains a contested figure.

Eight Families and the 18 Percent

Gordon Tucker

Whether it’s 18 percent or eight families, Gordon Tucker maintains “patience and tenaciousness change the world,” a fact that is lost when we focus on numbers.