The 2021 Israel Pluralism Index: Consensus and Disagreements
Editors: Noah Slepkov, Shmuel Rosner
New Subjects in the Field
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.
Artem – Brother or Other?
The State of Israel should recognize two parallel paths for the creation of family units: religious marriage and secular civil unions. Thus, Artem would become an equal citizen without tearing the fabric of our shared Israeli society.
The View Through Big-Data: An Initial Analysis of 15 Million Tweets by AIPAC and J Street Followers
Main Findings Twitter followers of AIPAC and J Street are equally likely to have bios that contain the word “Jewish”, while AIPAC supporters are significantly more likely to have “Israel” in their bios. Around the same percent of AIPAC followers (48.1%) and J Street followers (39.5%) mention Israel at least once in their previous 200 tweets. J Street followers are…
One, Two, or Three Jewish Identities among Jewish Americans?
Credit: pio3/Shutterstock.com The recently published Pew report, Jewish Americans in 2020, points to a somewhat disturbing reality within US Jewry: two polar opposite forms of being Jewish and of Jewish identity are growing on the margins of the Jewish community. These forms are especially growing in the younger age cohorts, and they are becoming increasingly significant. Both differ from what…
Was the Coronavirus Year Really One of Deepening Polarization?
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Why is it so Hard to Order Religion and State Relations in Israel?
Credit: RICIfoto / Shutterstock.com The place of religion in Israel is a perennial question in the country’s public discussion. Every few years a new crisis develops that threatens the ruling coalition. A committee of intellectuals and public figures is formed and makes worthwhile recommendations. But of course the recommendations are left in the drawer never to be implemented. Why does…
Raising Jewish Children: Research and Indications for Intervention
Family, Engagement, and Jewish Continuity among American Jews Sylvia Barack Fishman and Steven M. Cohen Learning Jewishness, Jewish Education, and Jewish Identity Sylvia Barack Fishman and Shlomo Fischer Contributors: Rachel S. Bernstein, Dov Maimon and Shmuel Rosner
Global Jewish Population Almost as Big as Before the Holocaust
By Lucy Draper, Newsweek The global Jewish population has grown to almost the same size as before the Holocaust according to a new report which was presented to the Israeli cabinet yesterday. Independent think tank the Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) has published new figures revealing that the world’s Jewish population now stands at 14.2 million. However, when it factored…