Annual Assessments

2013-2014 Annual Assessment

2013-2014 Annual Assessment
No. 10

PROJECT HEAD
Dr. Shlomo Fischer

CONTRIBUTORS
Avinoam Bar-Yosef, Nadia Ellis, Sylvia Barack Fishman, Avi Gil, Inbal Hakman, Michael Herzog, Antony Korenstein, Dov Maimon, Asaf Nissenbaum, Steven Popper, Shmuel Rosner, David Saks, Noah Slepkov, Shalom Salomon Wald, Einat Wilf

EDITORS
Barry Geltman
Rami Tal

We would like to thank Prof. Gideon Shimoni, Prof. Uzi Rebhun, and Dr. Deborah Bolnick
for their contributitons to this Annual Assessment

2013-2014 Annual Assessment

Five key dimensions, Geopolitics, Bonds Within and Between Communities, Identity Formation and Expression, Material Resources, and Demography influence Jewish people interests and outcomes.1 With this Annual Assessment JPPI initiates a practice of each year highlighting one of these five dimensions for greater focus. The emphasis this year is on Identity. As in all five dimensions, interpreting trends and changes to arrive at a net assessment that accurately reflects the balance between challenges and opportunities leaves considerable room for subjectivity. To supplement the policy discussions presented here, JPPI conducted a survey among a small sample of selected individuals, in part as a detection mechanism for change that might otherwise escape notice.2 These responses have been combined with other data sources to provide the following assessments of short-term trends.

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