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Citizenship in the Modern Orthodox Community

Dr. Rivka Press Schwartz
November 1, 2020

This pre-election day edition of INSIDE THE CONVERSATION focuses on the critical work of our Citizenship research group. Following the 2016 election, Machon Siach convened a research group to take a step back and examine several core questions: What aspects of citizenship should be essential to American Modern Orthodox Jews? How do we educate our students towards broader civic engagement in addition to advocacy for parochial concerns? What impact does our commitment to religious Zionism and Medinat Yisrael have on our obligations as citizens?

Dr. Rivka Press Schwartz explores these questions and more in a thought provoking paper and in a pre-election podcast with Rabbi Shmuel Hain.

Dr. Rivka Press Schwartz

Dr. Rivka Press Schwartz

Dr. Schwartz serves as Associate Principal, General Studies at SAR High School, and as a research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. She earned her Ph.D. in the history of science from Princeton University.

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