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Israel and the US: Danger just around the corner
I am not a ‘disease carrier’
‘Covenant’: Creating a Jewish conversion spectrum
What drives us, interests or morality?
Should Moral Considerations be Brought to Bear in Foreign and Security Policy? Attitudes of Israeli Jews
Measuring the Politicization of Israel in Congress
Australian Jewish Community Looks to the Future
Is there basis to Lavrov’s Comments on Hitler, Judaism and Antisemitism?
Generalizing about All Arabs is as Bad as Antisemitic Generalizations
MK Yitzhak Pindrus the haredi bulldozer
The BDS Pound of Flesh
The Israeli government must cooperate with J Street
An inclusive Jewish nationalism opens itself to refugees
The last of the ‘gedolim’
Will China repeat America’s mistakes in the Middle East?
From Generation to Generation, Great Rabbis Come and Go – But the System Remains the Same
The Advice I Gave Madeleine Albright When She Found Out She Was Jewish
How the Abraham Accords Can Also Help Restore Israel–American Jewry Relations
Responding to Amb. Shoval: Judge us based on who we are, not who we were
The Jewish Agency has a vital mission – but first, it needs a shake-up
Chief rabbi’s call for Ukrainian Jews to immigrate is hypocritical
These are the implications for Russian Jewry if Russia wins
Poverty in the haredi sector is not destiny
Should Israel Count World Jewry?
Erdan is fit to continue representing the Israeli government at the UN
Israel as Myth: Challenges and Opportunities
Reparations, Restitution and the Price of Forgetting
The Haredi Leadership: Crime and its Punishment
High Noon: The Rabbi versus the Colonel
To Repair the Whole, We Must Understand its Parts
Political Extremism and the Jews
So how, in fact, do Haredi women behave?
Europe needs to allow Jews to practice shechita
Too many changes to Israel’s Basic Laws can erode democracy
What’s Next for Israel-Saudi Arabia Ties?
The Government’s Housing Plan: Too Little, Not Socially Innovative, and Where are the Local Authority Heads?
Measurement as a Policy Weapon in a New Age of Antisemitism
The Threat of War Is the Only Way to Achieve Peace with Iran
Climate action in Israel as a bridge for Jewish peoplehood
Is Israeli-Palestinian peace a dream for the naive?
Why won’t Sally Rooney allow her latest novel to be translated into Hebrew by an Israeli publisher?
Environmental Protection is a Jewish Matter of Life and Death
High Court Judge Selection is Critical in Israel’s Culture War
Who’s In Favor of the Kashrut Reform? Those Who Don’t Much Care About Kashrut
The Secular in Israel Must Enter the Jewish Arena
Beyond Naming and Shaming: New Strategies Needed to Combat Antisemitism
In Gilboa Prison, a Glimpse of Israel’s Impending Disaster
From Tribalism to Cohesion, and the Israeli Cultural War
Israel and American Jewry – Pause a Moment before the Abyss
China, the American Challenge and the Implications for Israel and the Jewish People
The US has Found Itself Mired in Muck and Blood Only Because of Utopian Visions of Democracy
The (non-)draft law for Haredim
Israel’s chance for a reset with American Jewry and Democrats
Should Israel be apprehensive following the US abandonment of Afghanistan?
Artem – Brother or Other?
What Israelis Want: Kosher Food at Affordable Prices
Despite the Gloomy Headlines, American Jewry has Grown in Size
Is the Future of European Jewry in Danger?
Is the Future of European Jewry in Danger?
The missed potential of Tisha B’Av
High Court gender segregation ruling provides for ‘A Room of Their Own’
How can Israel convince gentiles if it can’t convince Jews?
The View Through Big-Data: An Initial Analysis of 15 Million Tweets by AIPAC and J Street Followers
Iran as a Challenge to the Jerusalem-Washington-American Jewry Triangle
The Pew 2020 survey in the context of demographic studies, and US Jewry in the global Jewish context
Let’s Talk – Discussing the Future Among the Jewish People
Israel-Diaspora Relations and the Pew Report
One, Two, or Three Jewish Identities among Jewish Americans?
The 2021 Arab Israeli Riots and their Consequences
Israel’s confrontation with Hamas is a strategic wake-up call
The Jewish Camp of the Nine Percent
Was the Coronavirus Year Really One of Deepening Polarization?
Jewish Families Project
Climate Change and the Jewish Question
Why is it so Hard to Order Religion and State Relations in Israel?
Israel Advocacy and Israel Education — Leadership Must Decide
The 2021 Israel Pluralism Index: Consensus and Disagreements
Holocaust Remembrance Day
Israeli Election: Initial Lessons
The Haredim: What Was Is Not What Will Be
The Diaspora Jewish Community, Post-Pandemic: Trends and Recommendations
Jewish Creativity Across the Ages – What About the Corona Age?
The downside of Blinken’s encouraging confirmation hearing – opinion
Of Whales and Members of Knesset
Trump’s defeat ends the Israeli right’s long celebration
On Israel-Palestine, Biden Is Not Just Another Version of Obama
Yitzhak’s Blood Cries Out to us from the Ground
Must Israel ‘support Washington to face down Beijing?’ – analysis
No substitute for Oslo and the ‘new Middle East’ – opinion
Ultra-Orthodox Non-Compliance Rests on Fear
An Organized Civil Disobedience Campaign
At the Crossroads: The Ultra-Orthodox Community and Israeli Society
From Politics to a Holy War
Cries of Protest vs. Cries of Prayer
2020 Annual Assessment
Israeli Tribalism Will Be the Death of Us
Gavison’s Last Will and Testament
On Induction Cookers, Non-Jews and God
Tisha Be’av: A Social Tragedy From Then to Now
Applying Israeli sovereignty: It’s now or never – opinion
Two Identity Cards
The State of Tel Aviv is Founded
No More Shame – No More Responsibility
Another Unnecessary War of the Jews
On the Street or in the Courtroom?
The Rule of Law Over the Ruler
Sanity Prevails: 11 to 0
Moment of Truth for Judicial Restraint
Two Hedgehogs and a Hydra
The Yom Kippur of the Ultra-Orthodox
Don’t Manage a Crisis under Threat of Investigation
China’s Rise, US Opposition and the Implications for Israel
Virus and Democracy
Israel’s Third Elections Marks the Defeat of Rabbi Kook’s Dream
What’s at Stake in This Election?
A Blow to the IDF as the ‘People’s Army’
Our Jewish Solidarity is Eroding
The Pot Calling the Kettle Black
Rabbis in Politics—A Disaster for Both
The Chief Rabbinate of Israel vs. the Jews
A Vote of Confidence in the Rule of Law
It Boils Down to Netanyahu’s Conspiracy Theories
The Decade in Review: Religion and State
Israeli Voters – Not Judges
Only the Voters can Put a Prime Minister Out to Pasture
Justice in the Courtroom, Not in the Streets
Assault on Israel’s Judicial System: The Angel of History is Watching Us
The Coming Capitalist Revolution
Jewish or Democratic? We Mustn’t Choose Between Them
In Praise of Normalcy
2019 Annual Assessment
Solidarity is a Must for the Survival of the Jewish people
Is Israel like Iran? Hardly
Jewish Identity is Highly Explosive: Handle with Care
Presentation of the 2019 Annual Assessment Executive Summary to Israeli Cabinet
Miriam Naor Speech on the Occasion of Receiving an Honorary Doctorate from Hebrew U
DNA Tests for Jewishness
Conversion: Joining a Religion or Joining a Nation?
Solidifying the Israel-Diaspora Relationship
The Liberal-Democratic Camp Will Keep on Losing Elections
The Evolving World Order: Implications for Israel and the Jewish People
From Isolation to Integration
Celebrating Voter’s Day
Too Much Religion in the Knesset?
The Jewish Home Has Forgotten What It Means To Be Jewish
Take Great Care When You Limit Freedom of Expression
Netanyahu vs. the State of Israel?
The Future of the Current World Order: Implications for Israel and the Jewish People
OP-ED: IS THE CHIEF RABBINATE BECOMING OBSOLETE?
Time to Vote for a Bloc!
Israeli And Diaspora Jews: ‘We Are Siblings, Not Cousins’
Observing the World from Our Own Perspective
A Lethal Virus
When the Government Provides Religious Services
Two Democracies for Two Peoples
The new (literary) engagement with Israel
Beit Shemesh and Tel Aviv
Faith and the City
Rising Streams: Reform and Conservative Judaism in Israel
On Genetics and Jewish History
Are We Guilty? Are We Traitors?
2018 Annual Assessment
Rosh Hashanah: The Personal and the National
We’re Staunch Zionists. And We Are Worried About Israel’s Democracy
Israel Is Repeating The Mistakes That Led To The Temple’s Destruction
Is it time to do away with Tisha B’Av?
The Nation State Bill is a Constitutional Abandonment of Diaspora Jewry
The Attack on Legal Oversight Threatens Us All
2018 Annual Assessment – Government Edition
Bnei Brak and Washington
An Integrated Jewish World Response to Israel’s Migrant Challenge
The Assault on the Rule of Law
Will Netanyahu Surrender to the Annexation Camp?
How Much Should Jewish Law Control the Jewish State?
Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu’s landmark visit to India
From Peoplehood to Brotherhood
Who are the ultra-Orthodox?
Israel: Crying or Laughing?
How Much Do Diaspora Jews Matter To Israel?
India’s Israel relations, the Middle East and China
Are Judges Objective?
Two Jewish Nations and the Abyss Between Them
Harmful Revolution: The Nation-State Bill’s Assault on Equality
Religion Can Be the Bridge Linking Jews and Muslims
Religion and State in Israel: Charting a New Course for 5778
This Yom Kippur, Let’s Turn Down the Volume
Ultra-Orthodox in the IDF: A Ticking Time Bomb
Memories of an Anti-Semitic State Department
Is the Chief Rabbinate’s Monopoly on Kashrut Over?
2017 Annual Assessment
The Voice of Our Brothers’ Blood
Putting the Kotel Decision in Context – Implications and Steps Forward
What remains of the religious status quo?
Op-Ed: Putting the Kotel Decision in Context
Israel’s ‘Status Quo’ On Religion Is In Chaos
Leviathans, Minnows and the Rule of Law
Op-Ed: Red Lines Belong to the People
India, Israel and the Jewish People
Learning Jewishness, Jewish Education and Jewish Identity
Family, Engagement, and Jewish Continuity among American Jews
Raising Jewish Children: Research and Indications for Intervention
Voyage to Identity
Battling Over Equality
Op-Ed: When Craziness Makes Sense
Israel at 69 — Not What You Think
Personal Holocaust, Personal Responsibility
2017 Pluralism Index Survey Results
Op-Ed: Criticism of Israel is not Anti-Semitic – But it Quickly Leads There
The Festival of Freedom and Responsibility
JPPI’s 2017 Brainstorming Conference – Integrative Summary
Passover: Nationalism, Freedom and Humanism
A Threat to the Foundations of Jewish Peoplehood
Hijab, Kippah, Crucifix
The Most Dangerous Terrorist in Israel is Someone You’ve Never Heard Of
Op-Ed: Intel, Mobileye, and the Coming Technological Revolution
Op-Ed: Shifts in the West: Impacts on Israel and the Jewish People
Love and Identity: A Personal Story of a JPPI Senior Partner
What these Conservative Supreme Court Justices Won’t Do
Shifting Trends in the West and their Impact on Israel and the Jewish People
Is Israeli Society Frail Or Flourishing?
Is Israeli Society Falling Apart?
Exploring the Jewish Spectrum in a Time of Fluid Identity
Op-Ed: Why Anti-BDS Legislation is Important… But Ultimately Limited
Op-Ed: The Trump Win: Hoping for a Strong America to Advance a Peace Initiative
How To Prevent A Religious Civil War From Consuming Western Europe
Rosh Hashanah Resolution
Is Israeli Society Healthy or Afflicted?
How to Save Israel’s Shabbat
Surprised? Meet Israel’s New political Center
Israel’s Tragedy: One Country, Separate School Systems
Clinton Could Have Clout Over Israel
Companions on a Shared Quest
A New Approach To Dealing With Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox
A Holy War Over Israel’s Character
2016 Annual Assessment
Time to Allow Everyone to Worship at the Foot of the Temple Mount as they Wish
Op-Ed: Natan Sharansky on the late Elie Wiesel
The ‘Religionization’ of Israel is Troubling, but the Fears About it are Hysterical
An Israeli Shabbat
Trump, Clinton and the King of Moab
One Judaism, Two Nations
Op-Ed in WSJ: The Improbable Happiness of Israelis
The Jewish Happiness Index
Passover To Independence Day: From Miracles To Responsibility
JPPI Launches Its Pluralism Index in Israel
Op-Ed: BDS Is Not The Answer
Israel’s New Conversion Laws Give Power to the People
Jewish, Democratic and Equal
The Moral Imperative
Op-Ed: A lesson from 1980
Judicial Appointment Highlights Dramatic Changes Among Israeli Haredim
The Mikveh Bill: When My Purity Means Your Impurity
Op-Ed: Understanding Pew- Factoring in Israeli culture
Op-Ed: The Truth from the U.S.
A Statecraft-Security Israeli-Jewish View
The Charedi Draft: Here We Go Again
Israel Today: Society, Identity, and Political Affinities
‘Jewish and Democratic’ Even in Tough Times
The Rabin Assassination and Religious Responsibility
Rabin memorial into ‘Israeli Democracy Day’
Op-Ed: The New Jewish Underground
Praying with ‘Sinners’
An Israeli Version of Repentance
2014-2015 Annual Assessment
The End of the Chief Rabbinate?
Should Jews Pray on the Temple Mount Today?
Keeping Kosher: By Faith, Not By Force
Op-Ed: Securing an Acceptable Iran Deal in the Long Run
Jewish Solidarity In an Age of Polarization
An Open Letter to the New Minister of Religious Services
Geopolitical Challenges and the New Government
The Haredi Draft: Snakes and Ladders
Op-Ed: Best of Luck to Rivlin
JPPI’s Emergency Plan for French Aliyah
Op-Ed: A Speech and a Wake-Up Call
The Elephant in the Room: Relations between Religion and State in Israel
New Partners in the Struggle Against Terrorism
Op-Ed: Democratic Crisis or Jewish Catastrophe?
Op-Ed: Fear-mongering and Jewish Peoplehood
Is There a Place for God in the Israeli Army?
Israeli Democracy Day: Yitzhak Rabin’s Legacy for the Future
Adviser or Prosecutor? Israel’s Attorney General Can’t be Both
Shmita: Rest, Share, Release
A Social Iron Dome for Jewish-Arab Relations
2013-2014 Annual Assessment
Crowd Sourced Genealogy and Direct-to-Consumer DNA Testing: Implications for the Jewish People
Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State
The Holyland Sentencing: A Faithful City?
A Jewish State Warrants Our Sacrifice
The Lessons of Passover: We are the Other
On Israelis Abroad
Preliminary Findings – Jewish and Democratic: Perspectives from World Jewry
The Conference on the Future of the Jewish People, Glen Cove 2014
Implications of the Pew Report
The Challenge of Peoplehood: Strengthening the Attachment of Young American Jews to Israel in the Time of the Distancing Discourse
2014 – A Strategically Decisive Year
Is “Israeli” a Nationality?
The Haredi Draft: Is the Shaked Committee’s Bill Destined to be Overturned?
‘Jews Not by Religion’
The Cultural Dimension of Jewish European Identity
Who are the “Jews by Religion” in the Pew Report?
The Haredi Draft: Equality Now?!
Anti-Christian terror is everyone’s concern
The Binding of the Boy from Damascus
Sir Isaac Newton and the New Haredim
The High Holidays: A Personal and National Time
The Renewed Peace Talks
How Can We Draft the Ultra-Orthodox with Consent?
The Ultra-Orthodox Draft: Crossing the Third Rubicon
2012-2013 Annual Assessment
The Referendum Law: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
Israel’s Chief Rabbinate: My Beloved Turned Away
The Ultra-Orthodox Draft: A Test of the New Israeli Politics
2013 – Elections in the United States and Israel
The Peri Committee Recommendations: Fanning the Flames of Haredi Extremism
Conversion in Israel: From Bethlehem to Chelm to Sodom
Patrilineal Descent in American Reform Judaism
Op-Ed: Remembering Jack Kay, ‘A Giant in the Jewish World’
Israel at 65: The Tale of a Sleeping Beauty
The Haredi Draft: The Need for an Alliance of the Moderates
“The Haredi Challenge”
A Coalition of Hope
Habayit Hayehudi and Refusal of Orders: The Real Question
Religious Zionism: Integration or Isolation?
Jewish Demographic Policies
The Haredim and the State of Israel
The Circumcision Crisis
2011-2012 Annual Assessment
Prioritized Strategies for the Jewish People: 2012
Israel Independence Day – For What Kind of State?
The Allure of Miracles
Strengthening Jewish-Israeli Identity of Israelis Abroad
Justice vs. Law: King Solomon and Ivan the Terrible
The Tal Law: Judicial Activism at its Height
In the Aftermath of the Tal Law
The Exclusion of Women and Control of the Public Sphere
The Jews of France in 2030
Learning Jewishness, Jewish Education and Jewish Identity
A Jewish and Undemocratic State?
The Responsibility of a Sovereign State
The Democratic Year in Review: The Knesset’s Missed Opportunity
Remarks to the JPPI by US Ambassador Daniel B. Shapiro
St. Louis Federation Hosts Powerhouse Delegation from Jewish Think Tank in Jerusalem
2010 Annual Assessment
Uncharted Waters, 21st Century Global Forces
A Tragedy of Errors
Anti-Semitism Data, 2009
The Quality of Independence
Arevut, Responsibility and Partnership
Religious Incitement: A Test Case for Freedom of Speech?
World Jewish Population
Back to the Future, European Jewry
Attitudes Toward Israel and the Jewish People
Rethinking Peoplehood and Israel-Diaspora Relations
The 2010 Conference of the Jewish People Report
A Permanent Agreement: The Jewish Dimension
Conversion: After the Dialogue and the Crisis
Debating Religion and State and “Distancing”
Who Needs Denominations?
Op-Ed: Israel Is a Victim of Turkey’s Transformation
An analysis of the proposed comprehensive counter-terrorism bill that was prepared by IDI’s Terrorism and Democracy research team and submitted to the Ministry of Justice.
Op-Ed: The Morning After
Background: Conversion, Between Crisis and Dialogue
Background: Rethinking Israel-Diaspora Relations
Op-Ed: Debasing a Foundational Idea
Mega-Trends and the Jewish People
Assessment: Permanent Agreement, Jewish Dimension
Background: Mideast Peace, the Jewish Dimension
Loyalty is Not a Value
2009 Annual Assessment
Background: European Jewry in 2030
A Boycott on Both Your Houses
Who Really Cares about Converts?
From Ruth to Natasha
Decade in Review: A Rocky Road for Israeli Courts
2030: Alternative Futures for the Jewish People
Muslim Anti-Semitism: The Challenge and Possible Responses
Dismantling Sectarian Cities of Refuge
The Triangular Relationship of Jerusalem, Washington, and the American Jewish community
Our False Apprehensions
Right of Reply: The Jewish Case for the Israel Democracy Institute
2008 Annual Assessment
Gamblers in Disguise
Executive Salaries and the Financial Crisis
President’s Conference 2008 – Background Policy Documents
2007 Annual Assessment
Orthodox Ought to Lead the Search for a Solution: How Should Israel Treat Refugees from Darfur?
2006 Annual Assessment
The Future of Israel Between Thriving and Decline
2005 Annual Assessment
Jewish People Global Forum
Policy Paper: China and the Jewish People
2004 Annual Assessment
Jewish Demography: Facts, Outlook, Challenges
The New Anti-Jewishness