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

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to cultural upheavals over the past two years. Performing arts were not performed, new productions were postponed, and bookstores (in Israel) closed. This context must be considered when reading this chapter, which endeavors to discuss some highlights in the field of Jewish culture, in Israel and around the world. This collection is far from exhaustive, but it does shed some light on trends and developments in Jewish culture.