Jewish People Policy Institute

A Different Kind Of Roots Journey

How DNA testing can reveal Jewish ancestry and shed light on the Zionist narrative.

JNS
10/22/2014

When Noah Slepkov started using online genealogical tools to build a family tree, little did he know that his personal exploration might have significant implications for all of the Jewish people — including those not even aware of their Jewish roots.

The Jewish People Policy Institute presented a set of recommendations on genetic testing. Marc Israel Sellem/Pool/Flash 90

American Jewry's 'Leadership Cliff'

We must ask not just 'Who will lead us,' but 'Where are we going?'

07/03/2013
Editor and Publisher

Is the American Jewish community about to go over “the leadership cliff?"

Is the American Jewish community about to go over “the leadership cliff”?   That phrase, which appears in a sober new study by t

Don’t Mistake Criticism Of Policies As Lack Of Caring For Israel

Young people are engaging in the multilayered reality of Israeli life and policy, and thinking independently about solutions.

10/23/2012

On the Israel-diaspora front, surprising good news and, unfortunately, not-so-surprising bad news.

First, the bad news. The arrest and harassment of a woman reciting the Shema prayer aloud during Rosh Chodesh services this past week at the Western Wall is nothing less than shameful — an act that Jews of all denominations and beliefs should view as an embarrassment and outrage.

New Approaches To Strengthening Old Ties

04/10/2012
Editor And Publisher

Israelis who leave their native country to settle in the diaspora have long been known as yordim, those who go down. It is a disparaging term, and one in contrast to those diaspora Jews who make aliyah, or ascend, to live in Israel.

The two concepts – going up to or down from Israel -- are anchored in a moral equation that harks back to classical Zionism, which negated the diaspora and insisted that Jewish survival depends on the imperative of aliyah.

Gary Rosenblatt

Jewish Group Claims Hamas Hacked its Website

02/04/2011

NEW YORK (JTA) – The website of the Jewish People Policy Institute was hacked Thursday by a group that the institute claims is affiliated with Hamas.

The JPPI, a Jerusalem-based think tank that focuses on the Jewish future and Israel's security, issued a statement saying hackers took over its website, then posted a picture of an Israeli tank and a Palestinian child on the English section, and removed a recently uploaded assessment and analysis documents.

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