Noah Efron teaches at Bar Ilan University, where he was the founding chairperson of the Program in Science, Technology & Society. He has served on the Tel Aviv-Jaffa City Council and was a founder of the “Green Movement” political party. He has served on the Board of Directors and Scientific Committee of the Eretz Yisrael Museum, as the President of the Israeli Society for History & Philosophy of Science, and on the Executive Committee of the International Society for Science and Religion. He is a standing member of the Committee on Genetically Modified Organisms of Israel's Ministry of Agriculture. Efron has been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, the Dibner Institute for History of Science and Technology at MIT, and a Fellow at Harvard, Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania.
He is the author of Real Jews: Secular, Ultra-Orthodox and the Struggle for Jewish Identity in Israel as well as two other books and many essays and articles on the complicated intertwine of knowledge, religion and politics. Efron is the host of The Promised Podcast, the world's leading podcast on Israeli politics. He also played bass for an ill-fated band named Liquid Plumr, and has run marathons, slowly, on three continents. He lives in Tel Aviv with his wife, daughter, son, dog and cat. His greatest regret is that he is not Nora Ephron.
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