Sociology

The 2021 Israel Pluralism Index: Consensus and Disagreements

Editors: Noah Slepkov, Shmuel Rosner Pollster: Professor Camil Fuchs Main Findings The survey on which the Jewish People Policy Institute’s Pluralism Index is based was conducted this year in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, and in the midst of an election season – Israel’s fourth in two years. The survey findings indicate that both have had an impact on…

New Subjects in the Field

Opinion Articles

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.
Opinion Articles
Opinion Articles

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.
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Background Papers

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…
Background Papers

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Opinion Articles

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…
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Opinion Articles

Was the Coronavirus Year Really One of Deepening Polarization?

Credit: Alex Eidelman / Shutterstock.com The past year presented Israeli society and its elected officials with quite a few challenges. Notable among them was a sense of polarization and (some maintain) hatred between different population sectors. This paper looks at the impact of these challenges in terms of polarization in Israel, emphasizing rifts in three main areas – politics, religion,…
Opinion Articles
Opinion Articles

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…
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Policy Papers

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  
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In the Media

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…
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