2021 Annual Assessment

The Situation and Dynamics of the Jewish People

PROJECT HEAD: Shmuel Rosner

Dan Feferman, Shlomo Fischer, Shuki Friedman, Avi Gil, Inbal Hakman, Michael Herzog, Gitit Levy-Paz, Dov Maimon, Steven Popper, Uzi Rebhun, John Ruskay, Noah Slepkov, Adar Schieber, Yedidia Stern, Shalom Salomon Wald

Barry Geltman

2021 Annual Assessment

  • Jewish organizations should monitor signs of a trend toward the “Europeanization” of antisemitism in the United States.
  • The Israeli government should entrust the response to antisemitism to a single integrative body with powers and implementation capabilities
  • Utilize the formation of the new Israeli government, whose composition differs from its predecessors, as an opportunity for renewed dialogue with disenchanted American and American-Jewish subgroups (primarily liberals)
  • Efforts to integrate the Haredi sector in Israeli national life should be increased.
  • The new government should encourage measures that foster the development of a non-religious Jewish identity
  • Reassess the criteria of the Law of Return, as well as the Law’s implications for the nature of today’s Aliyah