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June 27, 2019

Ahead of my trip to Australia to speak at Limmud OZ Sydney, I was interviewed for the Israel Connexion podcast produced by the Australian Jewish community. 

To hear the podcast, click here. 

June 6, 2019

On June 3, I participated in a panel discussion entitled: Israel - Diaspora Relations: A New Status Quo? Joining me were Amb. Dani Dayan, Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove, author Abigail Pogrebin. The panel was moderated by Dr. Steven Bayme of the AJC - Director for Jewish Life. 

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April 9, 2019

In this comprehensive analysis of Israel's elections, published the day before in Real Clear World, I lay out how elections in Israel work, who the various parties are and the likely outcome. I break down conventional understandings of left and right in the Israeli con...

April 2, 2019

Turkish television (in English) reported on tensions between Women of the Wall and the Reform and Conservative Movements and ultra-Orthodox protesters earlier this month. I was asked to offer background and context for the story. I appear midway through the report. 

To...

February 17, 2019

I note that the Chief Rabbinate, an institution that once had relevance, has become obsolete. That is, since it was established for a social reality where the vast majority of Israeli Jews were secular-Orthodox. I explain that a quiet evolution has taken place in Israe...

November 20, 2018

In this article, published in the Jerusalem Post Weekend Edition, and which was re-shared on Real Clear World, I wonder why Hamas would launch 460 rockets at Israel, risking the cease-fire it is close to agreeing upon with Israel. The answer is escalation control. Hama...

November 7, 2018

Honored to present my latest research on Reform and Conservative Judaism in Israel at a special Knesset panel on Jewish unity and religious equality. The event included roughly 15 different members of Knesset from the opposition and coalition, the senior leaders of the...

October 24, 2018

In case you didn't feel like reading my book, or in case you really like hearing my voice, you can catch me on Shmuel Rosner's podcast, Rosner's Domain, speaking about my latest research on the development of Reform and Conservative Judaism in Israel. The podcast focus...

October 19, 2018

Tomer Persico, a leading Israeli thinker and blogger on matters of religious pluralism and religion and state, reviews Rising Streams on his popular blog.

Persico writes in Hebrew (my loose translation) that: "I have yet to read a report that so definitively claims the...

October 18, 2018

Proud to share my latest publication on Reform and Conservative Judaism in Israel. This book discusses statistics, trends in Israeli society, Israeli attitudes toward religious pluralism and a legal analysis of just how limited the movements are in Israel on matters of...

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