Dr. Yossi Shain: The Israelization of Judaism and its Effects on the Diaspora
ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How has the attitude of Israel changed towards Israelis who have gone to live in the diaspora?
Dr. Yossi Shain is a Professor of Political Science and Chairman of the Political Science Department at Tel Aviv University. He is also a Full Professor of Comparative Government and Diaspora Politics at Georgetown University, and the Founding Director of the Program for Jewish Civilization there.
Dr. Shain has also held many visiting appointments, including at Yale University, Wesleyan University, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and Middlebury College, among others. He has lectured around the world and been honored with grants and awards from numerous international institutions.
Dr. Shain has published over 50 scholarly articles in academic journals and books. He is also a regular contributor to the op-ed page of Israel’s leading daily Yediot Achronot, and has contributed numerous essays to other newspapers and magazines (including the New York Times, The Foreign Service Journal, Ha’aretz, and the Jerusalem Post, among others). Shain is also a nationally known commentator on Israeli television and radio and has been a guest on many political news shows in Europe and the United States.
One of Dr. Shain’s areas of study is the relationship between Israel and the Jewish diaspora. He recently gave a talk on this topic to the Jewish community in Madrid, and later spoke with us about it.