Elie Kaunfer

Not black or white: Israel must take care to not make assumptions that Judaism belongs to the minority of traditional religious communities.

In Israel, Religion Is Reduced To Simplistic Categories

Do Israelis put too many labels on faith, like Orthodox or secular? Elie Kaunfer argues that the convenience of easy categorization is outweighed by the danger of oversimplification.

Supply-Side Judaism

The Jewish community is expert at anticipating failure, even disaster. Declining affiliation rates, rampant intermarriage, collapsing schools and synagogues — these are the problems that top the communal agenda. Judaism, it is said, is a product that no one wants to buy anymore. The question is then posed: How can we convince people that Judaism is still relevant?