Dr. Ezra Kopelowitz is a sociologist specializing in Jewish education and a fellow at the Center for Jewish Peoplehood Education. He is the CEO of Research Success Technologies, which conducts research for Jewish organizations around the world. Here he discusses the recent study...
House rejects stopgap security agency funding, partial shutdown looms
Reflecting on my trip to Birmingham with The Temple
LAUSD board race a study in polarization
Iran nuclear talks advancing, no deal likely next week
Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow
My interview with Leonard Nimoy
‘Kosher Soul’ plays on stereotypes — amusing some, angering others
Q&A with Jorma Kaukonen on Jefferson Airplane and Judaism
Tag: Diaspora Jewry
December 20, 2012 | 7:38 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...
September 11, 2012 | 1:53 am
The bitterness of the debate over circumcision and ongoing anti-Semitic attacks have made some in Germany's 100,000-strong Jewish community question their presence in the country, says Der Spiegel.
The main synagogue of the...
August 12, 2012 | 10:52 am
August 7, 2012 | 2:29 am
In a piece for Bloomberg, Jeffery Goldberg warns that culturally acceptable anti-Semitism illustrates how far Egypt still has to come,
Anti-Semitism, the socialism of fools, is becoming the opiate of the Egyptian masses. And...
August 6, 2012 | 3:01 am
Whither Syria? Recommendations for Israeli Policy
Fears that Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons could fall into the wrong hands is changing Israel’s approach to its war-torn neighbor, writes Udi Dekel for the Institute for National Security Studies.
July 10, 2012 | 12:22 am
I hope to have a chance to write more about the new Workmen’s Circle survey of American Jews – and to discuss it with one of the authors, Prof. Steven Cohen, later this week or maybe next week. In the meantime, here are some highlights and reservations:
July 6, 2012 | 8:57 am
Arik Rosenblum, Managing Director of Takdim, the Ramat Hasharon Community Foundation, discusses the community-based organization’s philosophy, activities and place in the Jewish world.
Starting with the basics: what is Takdim and what inspired you to launch the organization?
June 28, 2012 | 10:14 am
I was not exactly kind to previous B’nai B’rith surveys of contemporary Israeli attitudes toward Diaspora Jewry, and maybe that’s why the most recent survey was not sent to me by the organization, but rather brought to my attention by other means. It is a poll that still...
June 28, 2012 | 1:35 am
Iran’s vice president is not the only contemporary public figure to engage in anti-Semitic rhetoric, even if he is the most blatant, writes Alan Dershowitz in Algemeiner.
If the leaders of Iran are guilty of incitement against...
June 27, 2012 | 11:47 am
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May 27, 2012 | 4:30 am
Journalist and author Matti Friedman discusses his new book, the Aleppo Codex, and the significance today for this often overlooked chapter in Jewish history.
[Proper disclosure: Matti Friedman’s book was also published in Hebrew by Kinneret-Zmora-Bitan-Dvir, at which I’m the head...
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...
April 25, 2012 | 3:18 am
Matti Friedman of the Times of Israel presents a glimpse into the journal of British clergyman Hugh Jones, who remained in Jerusalem as the fight for control of the city waged around him.
Report of a two-hour cease...
April 6, 2012 | 7:25 am
A couple of years ago I wrote an article about “the Passover test” - what the Seder reveals about interfaith couples. Here’s what I wrote:
Five traditional Jewish practices are usually used as criteria in studies tasked with assessing the viability of a Jewish...
April 2, 2012 | 8:52 am
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March 22, 2012 | 6:04 am
Writing in Foreign Policy, Aaron David Miller shoots down six common accusations leveled in the US when it comes to the topic of Israel.
Election years seem to bring out the worst—not only in politicians, but in advocates, analysts,...
March 18, 2012 | 3:10 pm