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Shmuel Rosner, Chief U.S. Correspondent Back to Rosner's Domain Biography | Email me
Posted: January 23, 2007

Previous guests on Rosner's Domain

Dr. Steven M. Cohen and Dr. Ari Y. Kelman
Dr. Steven M. Cohen is a sociologist of American Jewry and Dr. Ari Kelman is an assistant professor of American Studies at University of California at Davis.

Eliezer Shemtov
Rabbi Shemtov answers questions about his book on intermarriage titled 'Dear Rabbi, Why Can't I Marry Her?'.

Jeremy Ben-Ami
Ben-Ami, the Executive Director of the new dovish pro-Israel lobby, J Street, answers readers' questions.

Amos Harel and Avi Issacharoff
Haaretz correspondents discuss their new book on the Second Lebanon war, 34 Days: Israel, Hezbollah and the War and other Middle East issues.

Melvin Konner
Melvin Konner is Professor of Anthropology and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at Emory University, and the author of many books.

Ziad J. Asali
Ziad J. Asali, M.D., is the president and founder of the American Task Force on Palestine, a non-profit, non-partisan organization based in Washington D.C.

Shoshana Bryen
Security Policy director for JINSA discuss Middle East policy. Readers can send questions.

Paul Golin
The Associate Executive Director for the Jewish Outreach Institute, dedicated to creating programs from coast to coast, discusses intermarriage and outreach.

Daniel Kurtzer
The former U.S. ambassador to Israel and to Egypt, and current advisor to Senator Obama, discusses his new book, the pro-Israeli lobby in the U.S. and the peace process.

Rivka Haut and Adena Berkovitz
Respected feminist activists and editors of a mini prayer book that was hailed as 'the first modern liturgical work written and edited by women for use in the Orthodox community.'

Danny Ayalon
Israel's former ambassador to Washington, now co-chairman of Nefesh B'Nefesh, answers readers' questions on Israel-U.S. ties, Bush, Clinton and Obama.

Moishe Smith
The first non-U.S. citizen elected president of B'nai B'rith International discusses anti-Semitism in North America, the role of Jewish organizations and the future of Jerusalem.

Nina Avidar Weiner
President and co-founder of the ISEF Foundation and a "zealous advocate of education" on the role of Americans in bettering Israel's education system.

Tsvi Bisk
Author of The Optimistic Jew, who works as an independent Futurist, Social Researcher and Strategy Planning Consultant will discuss the future of Judaism.

Jennifer Anne Moses
Author of the book Food and Whine: Confessions of a New Millennium Mom and more recently of the book we will be discussing this week: Bagels and Grits, A Jew on the Bayou.

Morton Klein
The National President of the Zionist Organization of America will answers readers' questions on the Middle East after the Annapolis peace summit.

KC Johnson
The Fulbright Distinguished Chair in the Humanities at Tel Aviv University discusses Congress and foreign policy, anti-Semitism and anti-Israel attitudes on campuses.

Jeff Ballabon
Jeffrey Ballabon is a driving force behind the Coordinating Council on Jerusalem, an umbrella group which opposes possible concessions of Jewish control in Jerusalem.

Tamara Cofman Wittes
An expert on Middle East affairs, Tamara Cofman Wittes focuses on U.S. efforts to promote democracy and the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians.

Vanessa Ochs
Associate professor at the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia answers readers' questions on the inventing of Jewish rituals.

Hara Person
Editor-in-Chief of Union for Reform Judaism Press discusses the need for a female perspective on the Torah and a soon-to-be-released book on the topic.

Steven Spiegel
Director of the Center for Middle East Development at UCLA, Professor Spiegel is writing a book on American intervention in the region.

Matt Brooks
Matt Brooks is the head of the Jewish Policy Center and of the Republican Jewish Coalition, a group dedicated to boosting ties between the Jewish community and the Republican Party.

Ruth R. Wisse
Ruth R. Wisse is a Harvard University professor, where she is the Martin Peretz professor of Yiddish, and professor of comparative literature.

Rabbi Levi Shemtov
The Director of American Friends of Lubavitch discusses Jewish community relations with Chabad, intermarriage, Jewish education and the state of American Jewry.

David Raab
The author of 'Terror in Black September' and member of the AIPAC Executive Committee talks about his experience as a hijack victim, the war in Iraq and fight against terrorism.

Gil Mann
Gil Mann is the author of Sex, God, Christmas & Jews, Intimate Emails About Faith and Life Challenges and a finalist of the Koret International Jewish Book Award.

Rebecca Honig Friedman
Senior writer for the Jewess blog and a contributor to Lilith blog, Rebecca Honig Friedman is at large and outspoken on Jewish feminist issues.

Ira Forman
With nearly 40 years of political activity on all levels, Ira Forman has been Executive Director of the National Jewish Democratic Council since 1996.

Gabriel Schoenfeld
The senior editor at Commentary magazine discusses Iran's nuclear aspirations, the Walt-Mearsheimer article and Jewish support for the Democratic Party.

Mara Rudman
The Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and former advisor to Bill Clinton talks about Syria, Bush's Mideast policy and Israeli restrictions on the Palestinian population.

Aaron Hamburger
The award-winning author discusses Jewish life in the U.S., the role of Israel in the lives of North American Jews and the difference between the Israeli and the American experience.

Mark Pelavin
The Associate Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism talks about recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions, including the issue of the separation of church and state.

Rabbi Susan Schnur
The editor-at-large of Lilith magazine discusses contemporary Jewish life, including sexual equality in the Orthodox community, the 'Jewish mother' stereotype and ordination of gay rabbis.

Rabbi Sharon Brous
The founding rabbi of IKAR, "a Jewish spiritual community" in L.A., answers questions on Shabbat and kashrut, political activism and its role in Judaism, and Jewish affiliation.

Michelle Cove
The editor of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute webzine for Jewish women talks about the future of American Judaism, intermarriage and being a young Jew in the modern world.

John B. Judis
The senior editor at The New Republic discusses Clinton and McCain, the power of the Christian right and the impact of foreign policy on the presidential elections.

Leon Botstein
The president of Bard College, innovative voice in American higher education and renowned conductor talks about a range of issues on Jewish life in the U.S.

Daniel Septimus
The editor in chief of answers questions on Jewish education, the state of American Judaism and role of Israel in the "new era of Judaism."

Tahl Raz
The editor of the Jewcy online magazine discuss issues ranging from Israel's image in the U.S. to the state of young American Jewry.

Rabbi Andrew Davids
In the week of Independence Day, one of the leaders of the Association of Reform Zionists of America discusses the relations between the U.S. Jewish community and Israel.

M.J. Rosenberg
The Director of Policy Analysis for the Israel Policy Forum talks about the second Camp David summit, American Jewish organizations and the Hamas government.

Ron Robin
The Associate Dean and Professor of Communication at New York University discusses U.S.-Israel relations and the influence of American politics on Israel.

Leonard Saxe
The Professor of Jewish Community Research and Social Policy at Brandeis University talks about intermarriage, non-religious Jewish groups and demographics.

Richard Joel
The Yeshiva University president discusses Jewish values and Jewish education and the relationship between Jews and modern Israel.

Stephen Schwartz
The former journalist and author of 'The Two Faces of Islam: Saudi Fundamentalism and Its Role in Terrorism,' concludes that in today's America, "a Jewish lobby may no longer be necessary."

Ira Sheskin
The Jewish demography expert has recently argued that the number of Jews in the United States is far higher than was previously believed.

Michael Oren
The best-selling author of 'Six Days of War: June 1967' and senior fellow at the Shalem Center discusses American policy in the Middle East.

Zev Chafets
The author and columnist answers questions on the relationships between American Jews, evangelical Christians, Zionism and Israel.


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