The Dr. Zerah Warhaftig Institute for Research on Religious Zionism

Organization profile

organization profile

The Dr. Zerach Verhaftig Institute for the Study of Religious Zionism, the Yosef Orgler Chair in Religious Zionism and the Yona Kirschenbaum Archive for the Study of Religious Zionism constitute a research center for religious Zionism. The primary goal of the institute, when it was established in 1972, was to study religious Zionism in Poland and to publish the writings of Rabbi Meir Bar-Ilan.

Management of the institute

Like many university institutes, over the years the institute has been headed by a number of university faculty members who have worked in the field. The institute was founded by Prof. Avraham Chaim Rubinstein together with Dr. Zerach Verhaftig, who has been involved in the absorption of archives and collections that contain certificates, particulars, diaries, photos and correspondence from various people and from various institutions housed in the archive. , Its institutions and organizations.

The institute is currently headed by Prof. Dov Schwartz


Areas of interest of the institute:

The history of religious Zionism and its connection to general Zionism, the development of philosophical thought of religious Zionism, literature and Jewish art in religious Zionism, Jewish education and in particular religious Zionism in Israel and the Diaspora, geographical, local, social and economic aspects of religious Zionist society.

Institute activities:

The institute holds conferences and seminars and publishes on various topics related to religious Zionism. (For information on the conferences, click here. Information for the institute's publications, click here) and thus aids in the study of religious Zionism. The Yona Kirschenbaum Institute for the Study of Religious Zionism also operates within the institute.

Institute Coordinator: Dr. Adia Hadar

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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