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Government and Peoplehood in Israeli Society During COVID-19

Mijal Bitton and Tehila Friedman in live conversation about the challenges and developments in Israeli society.
israel elections hand putting vote in ballot
israel elections hand putting vote in ballot
Dr. Mijal Bitton is a Research Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, and the Rosh Kehilla (communal leader) and co-founder of the Downtown Minyan in New York City. Mijal received a BA from Yeshiva University and earned her doctorate from New York University, where she conducted an ethnographic study of a Syrian Jewish community with a focus on developing the field of contemporary Sephardic studies in America.  She is an alumna of the

Tehila Friedman

North American Scholar in Residence Mijal Bitton and Hartman Research Fellow Tehila Friedman, Program Director at Shaharit, a think tank promoting a new social covenant in Israel, discuss how Israeli society is feeling about its leadership, the current moment in Israeli politics, and the strain on peoplehood in the time of coronavirus.


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