Annual Assessments

2019 Annual Assessment

Global Trends and Policy Recommendations
Integrated Anti-Semitism Index: Europe and the US
Special Chapters: Jewish Creativity and Cultural Outputs


Shmuel Rosner


Avinoam Bar-Yosef, Dan Feferman, Shlomo Fischer Avi Gil, Inbal Hakman, Michael Herzog, Dov Maimon, Gitit Paz-Levi, Steven Popper, Uzi Rebhun, John Ruskay, Noah Slepkov, Adar Schiber, Rami Tal, Shalom Salomon Wald


Barry Geltman

2019 Annual Assessment

1 Her descent into obscurity is reflected in the fact that her children did not feel it was necessary to announce her passing, news of which reached the public with considerable delay.
See: Avraham Balaban, January 27, 2019, Haaretz, “On the Passing of Amalia Kahana-Carmon.”
2 Baruch Kimemrling referred to this elite group as “Achoslim” – a Hebrew acronym denoting “Ashkenazi, secular, veteran-Israeli, socialist, nationalist.”
3 Along with the changes in representation and power, there has been periodic change in the status of the Jewish writer. See: Gitit Levy-Paz, June 21, 2019, Makor Rishon, “The End of an
4 Other series and films worthy of mention are: My Haredi Wedding (Corrin Gideon, 2019), Autonomies (Yehonatan Indursky, Ori Elon, 2018), Iron Doom, (Yoav Gundar Goshan & Ayelet Gundar
5 “Beyond the Distancing Discourse,” Annual Assessment, 2018.
6 Rubi Namdar, like Maya Arad and Ayelet Tsabari, is an Israeli author who resides in North America. These three writers blend elements of here and there in their works, and are
naturally concerned with the affinities and tensions between the Israeli and American/Canadian places and cultures.
7 6American Jewish author Michael Chabon wrote about the era known as “the Golden Age of Comic Books” in his The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Random House, 2003.