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Israeli Perspectives on American Democracy

Tomer Persico leads a conversation with Masua Sagiv and Shraga Bar-On on what American democracy looks like from the Israeli point of view.
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Dr. Tomer Persico is a research fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute. He was the Koret Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish and Israel Studies at U.C. Berkeley, where he was also a Senior Research Scholar in the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Dr. Persico is a social activist advocating for freedom of religion in Israel. A leading thinker about secularization, Jewish Renewal and forms of contemporary spirituality, Persico writes the most popular blog in Hebrew

Masua Sagiv

Shraga Bar-On

How do Israelis think about and understand American democracy? How are they processing the 2020 election? How might the outcome of the election make an impact on Israeli society? Bay Area Scholar in Residence Tomer Persico discusses these and related questions with Masua Sagiv and Shraga Bar-On as they share the Israeli take on this moment in American democracy.

This program was recorded during our two-week symposium on Judaism, Citizenship & Democracy in October 2020.


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