Bar-Ilan University

Kimmy Caplan teaches in the Kushitzky Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry at Bar-Ilan University. His field of scholarly interest is Jewish religious history in the 19th and 20th centuries, and topics include religious trends, popular religion, and sermons and homiletic literature. In recent years he focuses primarily on various aspects of religion in Israeli society, especially Haredi (i.e. Ultra-Orthodox) society.

Lecture Topics:

  • Does Religious Zionism Exist?
  • Haredim in Israel or Israeli Haredim?: Expressions of Israelization in Haredi Society
  • Religion and State: Orthodox Monopoly in Israel
  • Images and Distortions: American Jewry in Israeli Eyes