Avi Schnall directs Agudath Israel of America’s New Jersey office. He spoke out against ending religious exemptions to vaccines when the issue was before the New Jersey Legislature.
Rabbi Yakov Litzman is Israel’s deputy minister of health. Vaccinations aren’t mandatory in Israel, but Litzman has expressed support for changing that in recent years.
Rabbi Barry Dolinger leads Congregation Beth Sholom in Providence, Rhode Island. He has expanded the reach of his faith community by launching a variety of small businesses, including a company that aims to increase access to kosher food.
Sergio DellaPergola is a professor emeritus of Israel-Diaspora relations at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has studied Jewish millennials in the U.S. and Israel.
Since 2018, three states have passed laws mandating Holocaust lessons in school.
Avner Shalev leads Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, in Jerusalem.
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Nathan P. Devir is an associate professor of Jewish studies, religious studies and comparative literature at the University of Utah, where he also directs the Middle East Center and Middle East studies program.