Within the liberal wings of American Judaism, women are increasingly prominent both as leaders and participants, and men are increasingly marginal. This gender imbalance differs from most Jewish communities historically and from many other Jewish communities around the world today, in which men characteristically played the most prominent roles in Jewish affairs as well as public religious settings and rituals.
October 21, 2004 | Prof. Yehezkel Dror
Israel urgently needs a grand strategy toward the European Union. This is all the more so because the two parties disagree profoundly on fundamental issues and seriously misperceive each other. Israel has many strategic assets that it can use to improve its political and security relations with the European Union, but without a high-quality grand strategy these cannot be employed effectively.
April 2, 1991
The study of policy-making in the Jewish community is a generally neglected area in contemporary research on Jewish life. One way to begin exploration of this domain is by looking at the characteristics of Jewish communal leaders, those who play the greatest role in policy-making. Over the past few decades leadership characteristics have been changing. Research and impressionistic evidence confirm that Jewish organizational leaders are more Jewishly-oriented, more focused on "survival" issues, and more formally socialized into leadership roles than in the past. These changes have a number of implications for both the substance of communal policies and the dynamics of policy-making which bear further study.