Tomer Persico: Tides of Change Lecture: Israel's Elections and What They Mean for Israeli Jewish Identity

March 30, 2019 - 4:00pm

Dr. Tomer Persico is a research fellow and Scholar in Residence of the Shalom Hartman Institute based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and Koret Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish and Israel Studies at U.C. Berkeley. Dr. Persico's fields of study are contemporary spirituality, Jewish renewal, and forms of secularization and religiosity in Israel. His book, The Jewish Meditative Tradition (Hebrew), dealing with techniques of meditation in the Jewish tradition and analyzing cultural transformations leading to the observed shifts in meditative emphasis through generations, was published by Tel Aviv University Press. Tomer is an activist for freedom of religion in Israel, writes the most popular blog in Hebrew on religion, and has written hundreds of articles on these subjects for popular media.

This program was supported by a grant from the Koret Foundation.