Sociology

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Researchers Team

Dr. Shlomo Fischer
Senior Fellow
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Activity:

Head of the Annual Assessment project


Bio

Dr. Shlomo Fischer teaches sociology in the School of Education at Hebrew University and at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.He is also currently a research fellow at the Van Leer Institute. His research interests include the nexus of religion, politics and class in Israel, contemporary religion and the sociology of the Jewish people. He has published extensively on radical religious Zionism and the West Bank settlers as well as on the Shas movement.

Fischer has worked in the field of education for the past 25 years. In the past 10 years he has worked in the field of religion, democracy and tolerance. He has edited (together with Adam Seligman) The Burden of Tolerance: Religious Traditions and the Challenge of Pluralism (Hebrew; HaKibbutz Hameuchad and the Van Leer Institute, 2007) which addresses these issues. From 1996-2007 he was the founder and Executive Director of Yesodot – Center for Torah and Democracy which works to advance education for democracy in the State-Religious school sector in Israel and was also one of the founders and is on the Board of the International Summer School for Religion and Public Life which is based in Boston, Mass. He is a graduate of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership in Jerusalem.


Read more by Dr. Shlomo Fischer

10/15/2018

Dr. Shlomo Fischer: The Real Reasons why Israeli Haredis don’t serve in the IDF

9/19/2017

The Rise of Orthodoxy and Political-Cultural Polarization within the Jewish Community in the U.S.

6/06/2017

Learning Jewishness, Jewish Education and Jewish Identity

6/05/2017

Raising Jewish Children: Research and Indications for Intervention

12/14/2016

Religious Zionism in Israel Today: Toward the Center

12/14/2016

Zionism and Jewish Identity

12/14/2016

After the Zionist Revolution: Patterns of Jewish Collective Identity among Israeli Jews

5/08/2016

JPPI Launches Its Pluralism Index in Israel

3/14/2016

Op-Ed: Understanding Pew- Factoring in Israeli culture

10/11/2015

Op-Ed: The New Jewish Underground

3/16/2014

Implications of the Pew Report

11/24/2013

Who are the “Jews by Religion” in the Pew Report?

9/18/2013

Prof. Sylvia Barack Fishman – Three Decades of Patrilineal Descent in American Reform Judaism

1/01/2012

Learning Jewishness, Jewish Education and Jewish Identity

10/13/2010

Alberto Milkewitz – The Status of Brazilian Jewry