New Subjects in the Field
Op-Ed: Putting the Kotel Decision in Context
What JPPI’s 2017 Global Jewish Dialogue on Jerusalem Teaches us about the Kotel Crisis
Learning Jewishness, Jewish Education and Jewish Identity
Raising Jewish Children: Research and Indications for Intervention
Op-Ed: When Craziness Makes Sense
Love and Identity: A Personal Story of a JPPI Senior Partner
How DNA testing can reveal Jewish ancestry and bolster the Zionist narrative
Identity Formation and Expression
Crowd Sourced Genealogy and Direct-to-Consumer DNA Testing: Implications for the Jewish People
Dr. Gitit Levy-Paz is a fellow at JPPI. She has a Ph.D. in Political Science from Bar-Ilan University, an M.A. in Hebrew Literature from Ben Gurion University, and a B.A. in Political Science and Communication from Bar-Ilan University. Her work focuses on contemporary Jewish American identity from an interdisciplinary – sociological, political and literary – viewpoint. In addition to her work at the JPPI, she is a lecturer at Bar-Ilan University.
Gitit was selected as a research fellow for the Israel Democracy Institute’s program on Judaism and Human Rights and has received several other fellowships. She worked as a literary editor and wrote literary criticism for the literary section of Haaretz.
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Dan Feferman recently completed his service with the IDF at the rank of major. For nearly a decade Dan served as a foreign policy and national security analyst and advisor to the General Staff, focusing on US-Israel strategic relations, as a special assistant to the Deputy Chief of the General Staff, and as a commander in an elite intelligence unit within the IDF’s Research and Analysis Division, where he continues to serve in reserve duty. Through his various positions, Dan has been closely involved in Israel’s most pressing strategic defense and political issues.
Dan also consults, lectures and writes on foreign policy, defense and intelligence matters .
Prior to his military service, Dan completed an MA in National Security Studies from Tel Aviv University and a BA in International Politics and Middle East Studies from the School of International Service, at the American University, Washington DC, both with honors. Dan also completed a prestigious internship at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
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Head of the Pluralism and Democracy in Israel Project and the Structured World Dialogue Process
Shmuel Rosner is a Tel Aviv based columnist, editor and think tank fellow.
He is a fellow at The Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI);
He is the non-fiction Editor for Israel’s largest Publishing House, Kinneret-Zmora-Bitan-Dvir;
He is Senior Political Editor for the Jewish Journal, and he writes the popular blog Rosner’s Domain;
He writes a weekly column for The International Herald Tribune \ New York Times and for Israel’s Maariv Daily.
Rosner was previously a columnist for The Jerusalem Post, and was Chief U.S. Correspondent, Head of the News Division and Head of the Features Division for the Israeli daily Haaretz. He wrote for many magazines, including Slate, Foreign Policy, Commentary, The New Republic, The Jewish Review of Books, and others.
Rosner’s book “Shtetl Bagel Baseball, on the Wonderful Dreadful State of American Jews” was published in Israel by Keter (Hebrew, 2011) and became a bestseller.