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May 4, 2020

Judy Maltz, Haaretz's correspondent for religious affairs, interviews me for her piece on how the new expected (at the time) government would approach affairs relating to religious pluralism. Her piece is entitled "Looking at the Mikveh Half Full: Religious Freedom Adv...

April 26, 2020

In this feature piece on RealClearWorld, I describe Benny Gantz's tough choice in joining Netanyahu in a unity government. Remaining in the opposition likely meant going to an absurd fourth election, something that would not be forgiven during the coronavirus crisis. E...

April 16, 2020

Turkish Global television asked me to explain why the ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) community in Israel seems to be most susceptible to covid-19 (coronavirus). I explain that among other reasons, this is a tight-knit, community-oriented community with large families and who...

March 4, 2020

The day after Super Tuesday, I was interviewed on KAN Israel National Radio (English) about Biden's comeback, Buttigeig, Klobuchar and Bloomberg dropping out and endorsing Biden, and the implications for the presidential elections and for Israel.

To listen to the interv...

February 12, 2020

KAN Israel National Radio (Hebrew) International News Hour interviewed me about the surprise of the Democratic Party primaries so far - Mayor Pete Buttigeig. Pete was the mayor of South Bend Indiana, where I grew up and where my family and friends still live. I know hi...

January 30, 2020

The day after US President Donald Trump announced the long awaited peace plan, I was interviewed by Arieh O'Sullivan on KAN Israel National Radio in English on their prime-time evening news program. I point out that the deal reflects changing geopolitical realities tha...

January 8, 2020

Hong Kong Phoenix Television, the leading news station in Hong Kong, interviewed me about the US assassination of Qassem Suleimani, the commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corp's Al Quds Brigade, and the leading terrorist mastermind in the Middle East. We discuss t...

September 18, 2019

In this feature piece on RealClearWorld, and shared on RealClearPolitics, the day before Israel's September elections, I lay out why Israel is going to a second elections in the span of 6 months, what has changed in the interim, and why any of it matters. I claim that...

July 31, 2019

A chapter in JPPI's 2019 Annual Assessment. This is essentially an executive summary and preview of my forthcoming book on the changing face and nature of non-Orthodox and non-denominational American Judaism.

To read, click here. 

July 9, 2019

While in Australia, I was interviewed for the Building Jerusalem podcast, produced by Yitzi Tuvel, a member of the Sydney Jewish community. We spoke at length about the changing nature of Israeli Jewish identity and my new research regarding the changing nature and aff...

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