While in the midst of a major book launching campaign, Israeli author and scholar Daniel Gordis addressed in early October the annual Christian celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles, held in Jerusalem and sponsored by the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem. A rabbi and noted commentator, Gordis is senior vice president of the Shalem Center in Jerusalem. He rose to prominence in 2010 with his work Saving Israel: How the Jewish People Can Win a War That May Never End, which won the National Jewish Book Award among other accolades.

His latest release,
The Promise of Israel: Why Its Seemingly Greatest Weakness Is Actually Its Greatest Strength (Wiley Publishers, 256 pages, hardcover) is being met with critical acclaim as well. Gordis discussed the premise of his new book before an audience of pro-Israel Christians from around the world. Following are excerpts from his lecture.

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