Prof. Ephraim Tabory

03 7384037
Office 330, Bldg. 213
שעות קבלה
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment by email
    תחומי מחקר
    Social Psychology;
    Intergroup Relations;
    Religious Denominations;
    Sociology of Religion;
    Law and Society;
    Conflict Management and Resolution;
    Israeli Society;
    Sociology of Immigration and Migrant Integration;
    Sociology of Law
    קורות חיים
    Jewish Choices: American Jewish Denominationalism, B. Lazerwitz, J. A. Winter, A. Dashefsky and E. Tabory. New York: SUNY Press, 1998.
    Americans Abroad: A Comparative Study of Emigrants from the United States, A. Dashefsky, J. DeAmicis, B. Lazerwitz and E. Tabory. New York: Plenum Publishing, 1992.


    "A religious profile of American Reform Judaism." (E. Tabory and Uzi Rebhun, Reform Judaism, Avraham Rosenack, editor. Jerusdalem: Van Leer Institute, forthcoming).
    "Attachment to Israel and Jewish identity: An assessment of an assessment.” Contemporary Jewry 30: 191-197, 2010, doi 10.1007/s12397-010-9052-5.
    "Framing religious conflict: Salience, polarization and solidarity in the discourses of Jewish Israelis." (T. Sasson, E. Tabory and D. Selinger-Abutbul) Journal of Church and State 52 (4): 662-685, 2010, doi:10.1093/jcs/csq0872010.
    "Converging political cultures: How globalization is shaping the discourses of American and Israeli Jews." (E. Tabory and T. Sasson). Nationalism and Ethnic Politics 16: 22-41, 2010,…
    "Crossing the threshold: State religion, and opposition to legally-imposed religious weddings." E. Tabory and S. Shalev Lev-Tzur. Review of Religious Research 50(3): 261-276, 2009.
    '''A house of prayer for all nations': Unorthodox prayer houses for nonreligious Israeli Jews." (N. Azulay and E. Tabory). Pp. 22-41 in Larissa Remennick (Ed.), Sociological Papers in Community Studies: "Between Tradition and Modernity: The Plurality of Jewish Customs and Rituals." Vol. 13, 2008.
    "Contemporary evidence regarding the impact of state regulation of religion on religious participation and belief." J. Fox and E. Tabory. Sociology of Religion 69 (3): 245-271, 2008.
           Awarded the “Distinguished article of the year” prize by the Society for the Scientific Study of
            Religion,” October 2009.
           Reprinted in Jeffrey Hanes (Ed.), Religion and Politics: Critical Concepts. Routledge,
    “From houses of study to houses of prayer: Religious-cultural developments in the Israel secular sector."  (N. Azulay and E. Tabory). Social Issues in Israel 6, 2008: 121-156 (Hebrew).
    "A house divided: Grassroots national religious perspectives on the Gaza disengagement and future of the west bank." E. Tabory and T. Sasson. Journal of Church and State, 49 (3): 423-443, 2007.
    "Stop the world, I want to make peace." Pp. 245-251 in Roy Eidelson, Jena Laske, and Lina Cherfas (Eds.), Peacemaker 101: Careers Confronting Conflict. Philadelphia: Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict, University of Pennsylvania. 2007.
    "The Israel Reform and Conservative movements and the market for liberal Judaism." Pp. 285-314 in Uzi Rebhun and Chaim I. Waxman (Eds.), Jews in Israel: Contemporary Social and Cultural Patterns. University Press of New England/Brandeis University Press, 2004.
    "Circumcision," "Halakhah," "Talmud," "Yosef-Ovadia." Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East & North Africa. USA: Macmillan. 2004.
     “A journey of the ‘straight way’ or the ‘roundabout path:’ Jewish identity in the United States and Israel.” A. Dashefsky, B. Lazerwitz and E. Tabory (equal authorship). Pp. 240-260 in Michele Dillon, Ed., Handbook of the Sociology of Religion. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2003.
    “Circumscribed circumcision: The motivations and identities of Israeli parents who choose not to circumcise their sons.” E. Tabory and S. Erez. Pp. 161-176 in Elizabeth Wyner Mark, Ed., The Covenant of Circumcision: New Perspectives on an Ancient Jewish Rite. Hanover and London: Brandeis University Press/University Press of New England, 2003.

    “‘A nation that dwells alone’: Judaism as an integrating and divisive factor in Israeli society.” Pp. 89-112 in L. Eisenberg, N. Caplan, N. B. Sokoloff and M. Abu-Nimer (Eds.), Traditions and Transitions in Israel Studies: Books on Israel, Volume VI. Albany: SUNY Press, 2003.
    “National religious context and familial religiosity within a Jewish framework.” Bernard Lazerwitz and Ephraim Tabory (equal authorship). Review of Religious Research, 2002, 44(1): 22-37.
    “Divided we stand, together we fall: The limits of Jewish unity.” Gesher (Special edition “The Jewish People at the Threshold of the New Millenium” in honor of the World Jewish Congress, Jerusalem). October 2001: 92-95.
    “Physical distance and social unity among religious communities in Israel and the United States.”
    Gesher, 2001, 47 (143): 61-65 (Hebrew).
    “The legitimacy of Reform Judaism: The impact of Israel on the United States.” Pp. 221-234 in Dana Kaplan (Ed.), Contemporary Debates in American Reform Judaism: Conflicting Visions. Routledge, 2001.
    “A religious and social profile of Reform Judaism in the United States.”E. Tabory and B. Lazerwitz. Pp. 19-38 in Dana Kaplan (Ed.), Contemporary Debates in American Reform Judaism: Conflicting Visions.. Routledge, 2001.
    Progressive Judaism in Israel: Progress and Prospects. The American Jewish Committee and the Argov Center, 2000 (Hebrew; Revised version of the 1998 English version).
     “The influence of Liberal Judaism on Israeli religious life.” Israel Studies, 2000, 5 (1): 183-203. ( studies/v005/5.1tabory.html)
    “Reform Judaism, alternative Judaism: The Reform movement’s struggle for legal recognition and social acceptance.” Gesher, 1999, 139 (summer): 39-51 (Hebrew).
    “The implications of the establishment of Reform Judaism in Israel.” Judaism Today, 1999, 13 (autumn): 23-26.
    “You are a number and not a human being: Israeli breast cancer patients’ experiences with the medical establishment.” S. Sered and E. Tabory. Medical Anthropology Quarterly. 1999, 13(2): 223-252.
    “Social identities in a multi-faceted society.” Pp. 31-40 in Diversity & Multiculturalism in Israel. Ramat Gan: The Dr. Josef Burg Chair in Education for Human Values, Tolerance and Peace, 1998 (Hebrew).
    “A comment on conversion.” Israeli Sociology, 1998, 1 (1): 163-166 (Hebrew).
    Progressive Judaism in Israel: Progress and Prospects. The American Jewish Committee and the Argov Center, 1998. (
    “Accessibility of information and informed consent: Experiences of female breast cancer patients.” E. Tabory and S. Sered. Harefuah, Journal of the Israel Medical Association, 1998, 134 (2, January 15): 9-13 (Hebrew).
    “Women’s experiences with breast cancer : A focus on oncological nursing.” S. Sered, E. Tabory and S. Dibon.  Oncological Nursing, 1997, 6(3): 19-23 (Hebrew).
    “A study of Jewish denominational preferences: Summary findings.”B. Lazerwitz. A. Dashefsky, J. Alan Winter, E. Tabory. American Jewish Year Book 1997, 1997, 97:115-137.
    "The future of the Jewish community in the Republics of the Former Soviet Union." Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 1995, 71 (2/3): 180-191 (Hebrew version in Gesher, 1994, 40 (130): 26-41). (Version entitled: "Post Soviet Jewry: Present and Future Prospects" published by the Institute of the World Jewish Congress, Policy Study No. 2).
    "The impact of information before surgery on reducing stress among patients." Mati Ronen, Aviva Bar-On and Ephraim Tabory. Society and Welfare, 1994, 15(1): 63-79 (Hebrew).
    "Avoidance and conflict: Perceptions regarding contact between religious and nonreligious Jews in Israel." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 1993, 32: 148-162.
    "American migration to Australia and Israel." Bernard Lazerwitz and Ephraim Tabory. Pp. 93-133 in Naomi Carmon (ed.), Immigrants: Liability or Asset? Innovative Research and Policy Implications. Haifa: The Technion, 1993.
    "Religion and ethnicity among Jews." Bernard Lazerwitz and Ephraim Tabory. Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 1993, 69(2/3): 39-49.
    "Russian migration to Israel: The analysis of a refugee movement and its impact on Israeli society." Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 1992, 68(3): 268-278. (Hebrew version: "The impact of Soviet immigration on Israeli society." Gesher, 1991, 37(123): 7-20.)
    "Relations between religious and nonreligious Jews in Israel." Social Behavior and Personality, 1991, 19(2): 133-143. (Expanded version: "A social psychological analysis of relationships between religious and nonreligious Israeli high school youth." Pp. 141-160 in Simcha Fishbane and Stuart Schoenfeld (eds.), Essays in the Social Scientific Study of Judaism and Jewish Society. Volume II. New York: Ktav Publishing House, Inc., 1992.
    "The identity dilemma of non-Orthodox religious movements: Reform and Conservative Judaism in Israel." Pp. 135-152 in Zvi Sobel and Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi (eds.), Tradition, Innovation, Conflict: Jewishness and Judaism in Contemporary Israel. Albany: SUNY Press, 1991.
    "Jewish identity, Israeli nationality, and Soviet Jewish Migration." Journal of Church and State, 1991, 3(2): 287-299.
    "Soviet Jewish migration: From mass drop outs to mass immigration." Gesher, 1990, 121: 7-15 (Hebrew).
    "Living in a mixed neighborhood." Pp. 113-129 in C.S. Liebman (ed.), Religious and Secular: Conflict and Accommodation Between Jews in Israel. Jerusalem: Keter Publishing House, 1990. (Pp. 103-115 in the Hebrew edition, Keter Publishing House, 1990.
    Reprinted in: The Sociological Experience: Culture -- Multifaceted Life in the World and in Israel. Tel Aviv: Ramot, 1998, Pp. 178-193 The Sociological Experience: Culture -- Multifaceted Life in the World and in Israel. Tel Aviv: Ramot, 2000, in Arabic.
    "Anti-democratic legislation for the protection of democracy: Antiracism in Israel." International Journal of the Sociology of Law, 1989, 17(1): 87-102.
    Reprinted in: William J. Chambliss and Marjorie S. Zatz (eds.), Making Law: The State, the Law, and Structural Contradictions. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 109-124, 1993
    Reprinted in: Ian S. Lustick (ed.), Arab-Israeli Relations: A Collection of Contending Perspectives and Recent Research (Vol. 6, Economic, Legal and Demographic Dimensions of Arab-Israeli Relations). New York & London: Garland Publishing Inc., pp. 317-332, 1994.
    "Residential integration and religious segregation in an Israeli neighborhood." International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 1989, 13(1): 19-35.
    "Jewish-Israeli identity and Israel's orientation toward Soviet emigrants." Gesher, 1989, 119: 21-26 (Hebrew).
    "The political context of feminist attitudes in Israel." D.N. Izraeli and E. Tabory. Gender & Society, 1988, 2(4): 463-481.
    Reprinted in Yael Azmon and Dafna N. Izraeli (eds.), Women in Israel, Volume VI of the Publication Series of the Israel Sociological Society. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 1993, pp. 269-286).
    "An attempt to cope with children's migration: Parents of American immigrants to Israel." Israel Social Science Research, 1988/9, 6(1): 40-51.
    "The impact of cultural context on the mental health of Jewish concentration camp survivors." E. Tabory and L. Weller. Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1987, 2(2): 299-305.
    "Berber unrest in Algeria: Lessons for language policy." E. Tabory and M. Tabory. International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 1987, 63: 63-79.
    "Berber demands for linguistic rights in Algeria." M. Tabory and E. Tabory. Plural Societies, 1986, 16(2): 126-160.
    "Linking the generations: Israeli university students' views of friendly visitation with the socially isolated elderly." D. Glanz and E. Tabory. The Gerontologist, 1986, 9(3): 48-55 (Hebrew), (Revised version published in English in Journal of Educational Gerontology, 1988, 3(2): 33-44).
    "Residential propinquity and mate selection in an Israeli town." International Journal of Sociology of the Family, 1986, (16(2): 217-224. E. Tabory and L. Weller.
    "The perception of women's status in Israel as a social problem." D.N. Izraeli and E. Tabory (equal authorship). Sex Roles, 1986, 14(11-12): 663-678. (Published in Hebrew in Megamot, 1987, 30(4): 435-448).
    "Pluralism in the Jewish state: Reform and Conservative Judaism in Israel." In S. A. Cohen and E. Don-Yehiya (eds.), Conflict and Consensus in Jewish Political Life, 1985. Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, pp. 170-193.
    "Higher education and retirement: The Israeli experience." D. Glanz and E. Tabory. Educational Gerontology, 1985, 11(2-3): 101-111.
    "Rights and rites: Women's roles in liberal religious movements in Israel." Sex Roles, 1984,
    11(1-2): 155-162.
    "Americans in the Israeli Reform and Conservative denominations: Religiosity under an ethnic shield?" E. Tabory and D. Lazerwitz. Review of Religious Research, 1983, 24(3): 177-187.
    Reprinted in Shlomo Deshen, Charles S. Liebman and Moshe Shokeid (eds.), Israeli Judaism, Volume VII of the Publication Series of the Israel Sociological Society. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 1995, pp. 335-345.
    "Reform and Conservative Judaism in Israel: A social and religious profile." The American Jewish Year Book, 1983, 81: 41-63. (Published in Hebrew in Tefutsot Yisrael, 1984, 21(3): 15-35).
    Reprinted in Calvin Goldsheider and Jacob Neusner (eds.), Social Foundations of Judaism. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1990, pp. 240-258.
    "Professionalism and unionism: The case of Israeli university faculty." M.I. Harrison and E. Tabory. Journal of Collective Negotiations in the Public Sector, 1983, 12(1): 57-69.
    "Reform and Conservative Judaism in Israel." Gesher, 1983, 109(2): 38-49 (Hebrew).
    "A research note on social mobility attitudes toward new immigrants and prejudice among Israeli soldiers." L. Weller and E. Tabory. Plural Societies, 1983, 14(1-2): 89-93.
    "The Conservative and Reform movements in Israel." Midstream, 1983 (May): 31-35.
    Interviewer's Manual. Sociological Institute for Community Studies, Bar-Ilan University, 1989 (54 pages, Hebrew).
    "Reform and Conservative Judaism in Israel: Aims and platforms." Judaism, 1982, 31(4): 390-400. Pp. 401-58 contain a symposium of 16 responses. (Published in Hebrew in Tefutsot Yisrael, 1984, 21(3): 63-73.
    Reprinted in J. Neusner (ed.), Judaism in Cold War America 1945-1990, Volume 3: Israel and Zion in American Judaism: The Zionist Fulfillment. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1993, pp. 208-221).
    "State and religion: Religious conflict among Jews in Israel." Journal of Church and State, 1981, 23(2): 275-283.
    Reprinted in James E. Wood, Jr. (ed.), Readings on Church and State. Waco, Texas: J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies, Baylor University, 1989, pp. 385-393.
    "Religious rights as a social problem in Israel." Israel Yearbook on Human Rights, 1981, 11: 256-271.
    "Faculty unions and the strike weapon." M. I. Harrison and E. Tabory. Journal of Higher Education, 1980, 51 (July-August): 424-438.
    "The attribution of peaceful intentions to the visit by Sadat to Jerusalem and subsequent implications for peace." Journal of Peace Research, 1978, 15(2): 193-195.
    "Motivation for migration: A comparative study of Soviet and American academic immigrants to Israel." E. Tabory and B. Lazerwitz.  Ethnicity, 1977, 4(2): 91-102.
    "The Jewish factor as a factor in the immigration of academicians to Israel." E. Tabory and B. Lazerwitz. Gesher, 1976, 4(87): 102-107 (Hebrew).
    "Controversy on aliyah: Reasons and purposes." Forum on the Jewish People, Zionism and Israel, 1976 (2): 84-87.
    "Religiosity of nurses and their orientation to patients." L. Weller and E. Tabory. Annual of Bar-Ilan University, H.M. Shapira Memorial Volume, 1972 (10(11): 97-110 (Hebrew).
     Book Reviews
    Speaking of Jews: Rabbis, Intellectuals, and the Creation of an American Public Identity (by Lila Corwin Berman). Insight Turkey 13(1): 225-226, 2010.
    In Every Tongue: The Racial & Ethnic Diversity of the Jewish People (by Diane Tobin, Gary A. Tobin, and Scott Rubin), American Jewish History 93 (1): 109-112, 2007.
    Jew vs. Jew: The Struggle for the Soul of American Jewry (by Samuel G. Freedman), Israel Studies Forum: An Interdisciplinary Journal 17 (1): 132-136, 2001.
    Immigration to Israel: Sociological Perspectives. (Elazar Leshem and Judith T. Shuval, Eds.), Volume VIII, Studies of Israeli Society. Gesher 140: 119-120, Winter, 1999 (Hebrew).
    Between the Flag and the Banner: Women in Israeli Politics. (by Yael Yishai), and
    The Jewishness of Israelis: Responses to the Guttman Report (Edited by Charles S. Liebman and Elihu Katz). Contemporary Jewry 18: 198-202, 1997.
    Events and Movements in Modern Judaism (Edited by Raphael Patai and Emanuel Goldsmith). Contemporary Jewry 17: 186-187, 1996.
    Immigration and Absorption of Former-Soviet Union Jewry: Selected Bibliography and Abstracts 1990-1993. (Elazar Leshem, Scientific Editor, Dina Shor, Editor). East European Jewish Affairs, 25(1) 102-103, 1995.
    Jewish Identities in the New Europe (Edited by Jonathan Webber). Contemporary Jewry, 16: 150-51, 1995.
    The Jews of Moscow, Kiev and Minsk: Identity, Antisemitism, Emigration (by Robert J. Brym with the assistance of Rozalina Ryvkina). East European Jewish Affairs, 24 (4): 107-109, 1994.
    For Our Soul: Ethiopian Jews in Israel (by Teshome G. Wagaw). Association of Jewish Studies Review, 20 (2): 481-483, 1995.
    The Jews in Canada (edited by Robert J. Brym, W. Shaffir and M. Weinfeld). Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, 31(1): 112-113, 1994.
    The Future of the Jews (by David Vital). Association of Jewish Studies Review, 17(2): 369-371, 1992.
    Children of Circumstances: Israeli Emigrants in New York (by Moshe Shokeid). Gesher, 122:113-115, Winter 1990/91 (Hebrew).
    American Aliya: Portrait of an Innovative Migration Movement (by Chaim Waxman). Association for Israel Studies Newsletter 6(2), 1991.
    Perpetual Dilemma: Jewish Religion in the Jewish State (by S. Zalman Abramov). Forum on the Jewish People, Zionism and Israel, 28-29:202-207, 1978.

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