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About South Jerusalem

South Jerusalem is:

  • The most pleasant part of Jerusalem, where the cafes are many, the conversations intense, and the varieties of music, film, and Jewish lifestyles manifold.
  • The only place in the world where you can be a left-wing, skeptical Orthodox Zionist Jew and feel like you are part of a mass movement.
  • A blog by Gershom Gorenberg and Haim Watzman.

Gershom and Haim are available to speak for your university, think tank, congregation, community center,  Hillel center, Birthright trip, in Israel and abroad. We promise to offer you intriguing perspectives on Israeli life, politics, and culture that you don’t get from the standard-issue Israeli lecturer. Gershom will be coming to the United States for speaking engagements early next year. Dates are available at the end of January and beginning of February. If your organization, congregation or campus would like more information, please contact him at

Haim is planning a trip either this winter or in the spring. Please contact him at

Meanwhile, please come on in, sit down, relax, and join the conversation.