The State of Israel, the Diaspora, and the Nation-State Law
Project Heads: Shlomo Fischer | John Ruskay Coordinator: Adar Schieber Editor: Barry Geltman
New Subjects in the Field
Israel’s Elections Reawaken U.S. Jews’ Trauma
While many Israelis dismissed ‘government for change’ as nothing more than a marketing stunt, most U.S. Jews welcomed what they considered a major change.
Is Evangelical Support for Israel Really Unequivocal?
Evangelical Christian Zionism and support for Israel is a multi-layered phenomenon that cannot be taken for granted.
Despite the Gloomy Headlines, American Jewry has Grown in Size
American Jewry has grown in size, is largely connected to Israel, and the young generation can be engaged; is more diverse and divided than in the past Highlights from Prof. Leonard Saxe’s lecture at JPPI (edited by Dan Feferman). Despite (some of) the gloomy headlines from the recent Pew Study of American Jewry, along with reports about anti-Semitism, BDS and…
Is the Future of European Jewry in Danger?
Is the continent where most of world Jewry has roots – and where such concepts as liberalism, human rights, nationalism, and even Zionism were born – crumbling beneath us? Such questions are hard to answer. On the one hand, the Jewish communities of Western Europe are vibrant and flourishing. Paris reigns as the world capital of Jewish gastronomy, with over…
The Pew 2020 survey in the context of demographic studies, and US Jewry in the global Jewish context
Comparative research is enriched by new items that allow for tracing trends and outlining differences, discovering patterns, or disproving existing conceptions. We are told that the 2020 Pew data are not really comparable with the 2013 results, because they reflect a different concept and methodology in collecting and weighting the data, and this is a pity. On the other hand,…
Israel Advocacy and Israel Education — Leadership Must Decide
The conflation of Israel advocacy and Israel education has resulted in growing numbers of North American Jews ill prepared to understand and negotiate the complexity of contemporary Israel. New initiatives are launched to prepare young and old to respond to calls for BDS, to defend Israel’s legitimacy, to deepen their appreciation of the historic achievements of the Jewish state reborn.…
The 2021 Israel Pluralism Index: Consensus and Disagreements
Editors: Noah Slepkov, Shmuel Rosner
Israeli And Diaspora Jews: ‘We Are Siblings, Not Cousins’
For an Israeli like me, the recent visit to Israel of 450 members of the Park Avenue Synagogue is very encouraging. The questions and consternation raised by Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove, the congregation’s leader in his online Opinion piece (“Are We A Nation Or A Religion?” Jan. 14), are evident, and the aspiration to retrieve a common language and to acknowledge…
70 Years of Israel-Diaspora Relations: The Next Generation
JPPI’s 2018 Structured Jewish World Dialogue 70 Years of Israel-Diaspora Relations: The Next Generation Project Heads: Shmuel Rosner and John Ruskay Contributors: Noah Slepkov, Dov Maimon, Dan Feferman, Uzi Rebhun, Adar Schieber Editors: Barry Geltman and Rami Tal