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Prof. Gideon Sapir

Prof. Gideon Sapir is a Law Professor at Bar Ilan University, and Senior Fellow at Kohelet Policy Forum. Prof. Sapir studied in Yeshivat Har-Etzion and passed the Israeli Chief Rabbinate rabbinic ordination. He obtained his law degree from Bar-Ilan University, clerked for Justice Dalia Dorner in the Supreme Court, obtained his LL.M. and S.J.D. from Northwestern University, and served as Professor and visiting scholar at Northwestern, Emory, Monash and University of Toronto. His research focuses on constitutional theory and religion and state. Prof. Sapir edited and authored several books, and scores of papers in Israel and abroad. His two latest books are: Israeli Constitution: From Evolution to Revolution (Oxford U. Press, 2018) and State and Religion in Israel: Philosophical-Legal Inquiry (Cambridge U. Press 2019) (with Daniel Statman). Prof. Sapir founded two legal clinics upon joining the Bar-Ilan Law Faculty: the Disability Rights Clinic and the Elderly and Holocaust Survivors’ Rights Clinic, serving as the academic supervisor of the first. Prof. Sapir was editor of the Bar Ilan Law Review journal and is now Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Law, Religion and State. One of the Forum’s co-founders, he is now senior fellow and head of the Eitam program for doctoral students.

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