Rabbi Dov Lipman was elected to the 19th Knesset in January 2013, making him the first American born MK in nearly 30 years. The author of nine books about Judaism and Israel, Rabbi Lipman holds rabbinic ordination from Ner Israel Rabbinical College and a Masters in Education from Johns Hopkins University. He moved to Israel from Silver Spring, MD in July 2004 with his wife, Dena, and four children. Since 2015, former MK Lipman has focused on Israel Education both for delegations visiting Israel and abroad, and the integration of the ultra-Orthodox population into Israeli society. In June 2021 former Knesset member Lipman founded Yad L’Olim, an NGO which assists new immigrants with their acclimation to Israel and advocates in the Knesset on behalf of Olim, their families, and global Jewry. He also serves as a political commentator for ILTV and I24news and has been a columnist for the Jerusalem Post and Times of Israel.
Session Title: The spiritual nature of the land of Israel
The Land of Israel is much more than a safe haven for Jews and a place where we can defend ourselves. It’s much more than our physical home. In this class, Rabbi Dov Lipman, a former member of the Israeli Knesset, explains that Israel is the spiritual home of the Jewish people and the natural place for spiritual connection in this world.