Prof. Eliezer Schweid

Professor Eliezer Schweid, a Fellow of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, received the Israel Prize in 1994 for his contributions to Jewish thought. He is the author of numerous books on medieval and modern Jewish philosophy, Hebrew literature, Zionism, and current affairs.

Publications by Prof. Eliezer Schweid


With the completion of the process of secularization within the Jewish people, it is now clear that secularism is no substitute for religion. Read More »

The State of Israel in it’s Jubilee Year

The need for political reform and crisis in leadership and culture are addressed. Read More »

Religion and Modernity in Our Day

In this essay a comparison is proposed between the positions of Jewish Orthodoxy in modernistic Western society before and after World War II. It is assumed that the differences arise as a result of major changes in the cultural nature of modernity. The differences are defined, and it is then claimed that they have led to a radical change in the role of all the Jewish modern Orthodox movements. (As a specifically successful example of integration between Orthodoxy and modernity before the war, the changing role of the religious kibbutz movement is particularly examined.) Read More »

The Jewish State and Democracy

What is Israel’s Education Policy?