Religion and State
WHO IS A JEW? VIEWPOINTS OF ISRAELI JEWS
A comprehensive study examines the attitudes of Jews in Israel regarding the question “Who is a Jew?”
New Subjects in the Field
The unhealthy law against chametz in hospitals
There’s one thing such a law most likely won’t do, and that’s keeping chametz from being brought into hospitals
The Religion and Law Wars endanger us
A long line of cases have left it to the court to decide matters that are essentially social-ideological. This is harmful to the state
Israel’s Haredi education system needs major reform
I agree with the Haredi point of view. I think that Torah study is an extremely important value and Israel as a Jewish state ought to promote it. And yes, Torah study ought to free young men from military service and the government should even subsidize their livelihood.
The new Israeli officials seeking to redefine Jewish identity
Religious Zionism’s focus on rebranding Israeli society could test the Jewish state’s already fragile relationship with more liberal Diaspora Jewish communities
Will the return of the ultra-Orthodox parties to the government curb the integration of the ultra-Orthodox in workforce?
Many believe that the election results closed the door on attempts to integrate the ultra-Orthodox into Israeli society.
A Public Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur is a bubble in time; the holiest day of the year; the most meaningful day of all. It is a special, unique, untouched envelope of time, in which the din of urgency gives way to the essential and the profound.
Rosh Hashanah or January 1st?
When does the year start for Israelis – the first of January or the first of Tishrei? Most of us conduct our daily lives according to the Gregorian (non-Hebrew) calendar and are not aware of the Hebrew date on any given day.
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.
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