The 2022 Annual Assessment
The Situation and Dynamics of the Jewish People Project Head: Shmuel Rosner Contributors: Gabriel Abensour, Nadia Beider, Dan Feferman, Shlomo Fischer, Shuki Friedman, Avi Gil, Noa Israeli, Dov Maimon, Steven Popper, John Ruskay, Adar Schieber, Noah Slepkov, Yedidia Stern, Shalom Salomon Wald, Haim Zicherman Editor: Barry Geltman
New Subjects in the Field
Annual assessment for 2022 – main recommendations
The Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) Releases 2022 Annual Assessment of the Situation and Dynamics of the Jewish People, Indicators of Jewish Safety and Well-being in Decline.
How Much Should Israel Value Jewish Interests Over its Own?
The crisis with Russia surrounding the Jewish Agency raises the question again: what price is Israel willing to pay for solidarity towards Diaspora Jewry?
To Deter Iran, Give Israel a Big Bomb
The best way to ensure Tehran doesn’t gain the capability to make a nuclear weapon is for the U.S. to empower its ally.
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…
How can Israel convince gentiles if it can’t convince Jews?
Israel’s hasbara problem is, of course, only a symptom of much more serious phenomena, among them: the threat to our relations with the US and its Jews.
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,…
Let’s Talk – Discussing the Future Among the Jewish People
A culture of to-and-fro is not only respected in Jewish custom, it is positively sanctified. . .We know we are not weakened by debate; we are strengthened by it. Today, however, I fear this is a lesson we need to learn afresh. –Israel President Reuven Rivlin, Forward, 8 February 2021 Talmudic discourse shows that Jews are encouraged to ask questions;…
Trump’s defeat ends the Israeli right’s long celebration
Published in the Times of Israel Trump’s defeat marks the end of the Israeli right’s four-year celebration. At the global level, Trump has significantly intensified the erosion of the liberal world order. In a world where human rights are underrated, the on-going Israeli occupation provokes less condemnation and the Palestinian plight has been pushed off the agenda. At the regional…
On Israel-Palestine, Biden Is Not Just Another Version of Obama
Published in Haaretz Many in Israel are expressing concern that the administration of President-elect Joe Biden will be a repeat of the Obama administration. But Biden is not Barack Obama and 2021 is not 2009. Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are traditional Democrats, with a fundamental commitment to Israel whose roots are in part emotional in nature (in contrast…