In 1992, he was targeted by the Unabomber, technophobe Theodore Kaczynski, with a nail bomb that tore up his right side.
He survived, emerged as a prominent conservative commentator, and plunged again into his exploration of what it means to be a Jew. He’s out with a new book that goes deep.
This hour, On Point: David Gelernter on Judaism as a way of being.
David Gelernter, professor of computer science at Yale University and contributing editor for The Weekly Standard. His latest book, “Judaism: A Way of Being,” explores his deep personal connection with the religion. You can read an excerpt here (pdf).
"The Images Dancing in David Gelernter's Head" — a recent profile of David Gelernter in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
This program aired on December 3, 2009.