Our academic group, hosted by Professors Nissim Mizrachi and Menachem Mautner of Tel Aviv University, will be exploring the problematic place of liberal values in Israel today. A group of 25 professors, post-doctoral students, and doctoral candidates will be considering why so many in Israel are alienated from a liberal, progressive agenda and how to rethink the fundamental ideas of Israeli liberalism in order to create a vision for society that works for all its component parts. The group’s work will culminate in an academic conference in Fall 2014 and a book that will be published based on the group’s deliberations and conclusions.