Who is a Jew in the State of Israel?

Public Policy, Religion, and the New Israeli Government
Mar 15, 2023

Will the new Israeli government’s policies undermine Jewish peoplehood? The question “Who is a Jew?” has major implications for issues of immigration, citizenship, conversion, and personal status (marriage and burial). How will the Israeli right-wing’s proposed reforms impact democracy, freedom of religion, and Jewish life?

Join Tani Frank, Director of the Shalom Hartman Institute’s Center for Judaism and State Policy, and Yardena Schwartz award-winning journalist and member of Hartman’s Seminar & Writers Workshop for Journalists, to understand the contentious and complicated issues of religion and state in Israel today.

This program is part of Ideas for Today, curated courses by Hartman Institute scholars on the big Jewish ideas we need to think better and do better.