Jonathan Rynhold is the director of the Argov Center for the Study of the Jewish People and the State of Israel in the Political Studies Department at Bar-Ilan University, where he is also a senior researcher at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies. Dr Rynhold's research...
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Tag: American Jews Israel
December 30, 2012 | 12:38 am
The Obama administration needs to take a tougher stance with Middle Eastern rulers, writes Dov S. Zakheim in the National Interest.
Apart from threatening action if Assad uses chemical weapons, as well as reportedly some training of opposition...
December 21, 2012 | 8:54 am
Some attention has been given recently to a debate between two Shalom Hartman Institute scholars over the question of the Women of the Wall. The issue at hand – as defined by Debra Nussbaum Cohen of the Forward – is "whether Women of the Wall should accept being required to pray at...
December 19, 2012 | 7:53 am
Chuck Hagel has been quite blunt in the past in questioning the supposed influence of the fearsome pro-Israel "Jewish lobby” in Washington, and would probably view the battle waged against him as further proof that he was right – that Israel’s interests are put before America’s...
December 16, 2012 | 9:29 am
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October 30, 2012 | 10:44 am
I'm taking a break from the American political campaign for a couple of days – I know, taking a break now is a little strange, but life doesn't always work exactly the way it should – to discuss important matters to the Jewish people.
The Jewish People Policy Institute is having...
October 22, 2012 | 6:26 am
July 21, 2012 | 12:10 pm
Prof. Len Saxe of Brandeis University was reading the Workmen’s Circle latest survey and drew a lesson from it that is surprisingly obvious – but more surprisingly still, one that needs to be highlighted. Since this survey effectively ends the debate over the...
July 16, 2012 | 7:39 am
May 12, 2012 | 12:13 pm
Professor Bethamie Horowitz of the Steinhardt School at NYU and author of the study ‘Defining Israel Education’, discusses American Jewry’s connection to Israel.
Is there a real need for the “effort to more deeply and explicitly weave present-day Israel into the enterprise of...
April 29, 2012 | 3:19 am
(Seizing the opportunity to recommend an article that features on my own work) Yehudah Mirsky in Jewish Ideas Daily looks at the connection American Jewry has to Israel, and whether it is really diminishing.
The research studies agree on several...
February 24, 2012 | 10:18 am
Theodore Sasson of the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University discusses his study on the attachment of American Jews to Israel.
I will start with the most complicated question: what is distancing? What exactly are we measuring when we ask young Jews questions...