Yair Sheleg is a research fellow at the Kogod Center for Contemporary Jewish Thought at the Shalom Hartman Institute. He is a journalist, writer, and publicist.
Sheleg is a member of the editorial staff of the newspaper Makor Rishon and has a regular column. He has covered the national-religious world for years. In the past, he served as a reporter for the newspaper Nekuda and was a member of the managing editorial office of Haaretz.
His books include: The New Observant Jews (Hebrew) (Keter, 2000), which documents major processes in religious society in all its forms. His book, Old Passages for a New Jew (Hebrew), was published in 2010 by the Institute for Democracy, dealing with the renaissance of the practice of Judaism in Israeli society.