Ernest Krausz
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Ernest Krausz
Ernest Krausz
Ernest (Kopul) Krausz

(1931-08-13)August 13, 1931
DiedDecember 10, 2018(2018-12-10) (aged 87)
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Ernest (Kopul) Krausz ( ; August 13, 1931 - December 10, 2018) was an Israeli Professor of Sociology, Rector, and then Acting President at Bar Ilan University, and taught as well as a Professor at the Netanya Academic College.


Krausz was born in Romania.[1] His parents were Rabbi Moshe Eliezer Krausz and Beila (née Gottlieb), and he and his two sisters were raised in Alba Iulia, where his father was Chief Rabbi.[2]

He arrived in Britain from Romania two years after the end of World War Two, at 17 years of age.[2] In England his father served in rabbinical positions in Leeds and London.[2]

Ernest attended Etz Chaim Yeshiva in London for four years.[2] He was a graduate of the University of London (B.Sc.(Econ.), M.Sc.), and then graduated from the London School of Economics with a PhD in sociology.[3][4][2] He then taught at various colleges, and finally as a professor at City University, London.[2][3] In 1962, he married Gillian Collins and they settled in Golders Green.[2]

In 1972 the family made aliyah and he became Professor of Sociology at Bar Ilan University, at 40 years of age.[2] He became Dean of the Social Science Faculty (1973 to 1976), then Rector (1986 to 1989), and then served as Acting President of the university in 1989, succeeding Michael Albeck and followed by Zvi Arad.[1][2][5] From 1991 to 1997 Krausz was a member of the Planning and Budgeting Committee of the Council for Higher Education in Israel.[2]

After he retired from Bar Ilan University in 2001, he taught for 12 years as a Professor in the School of Behavioral Sciences at the Netanya Academic College.[2][3]

Among the books he wrote were Leeds Jewry: Its History and Social Structure (Jewish Historical Society of England, 1964), Sociology in Britain: A Survey of Research (Columbia University Press, 1969), Ethnic Minorities in Britain (MacGibbon and Kee, 1971), Studies of Israeli Society: Migration, Ethnicity and Community (Transaction Pub, 1980), Migration, ethnicity and community (Transaction, 1981), The Sociology of the Kibbutz (Transaction Books, 1983), Education in a Comparative Context (Transaction Publishers, 1989), The Limits of Science (Peter Lang, 2000), Education, Nihilism, and Survival (Routledge, 2017), and Politics and Society in Israel (Routledge, 2017).[6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14]


  1. ^ a b Massil, Stephen W. (2004). The Jewish Year Book 2004. Greenberg & Company. ISBN 9780853035152 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Rivka Goldberg (May 9, 2019). "Obituary: Professor Ernest (Kopul) Krausz; Sociologist who launched one of the first sample surveys into Jewish identity," The Jewish Chronicle.
  3. ^ a b c "Prof. Ernest Krausz," Netanya Academic College.
  4. ^ Methodology and Science. J.H. Kok. 1984 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ "Bar-Ilan Presidents | Bar Ilan University". Retrieved .
  6. ^ Krausz, Ernest (1964). Leeds Jewry: Its History and Social Structure. Jewish Historical Society of England – via Google Books.
  7. ^ Krausz, Ernest (2017). Politics and Society in Israel. Routledge. ISBN 9781351498395 – via Google Books.
  8. ^ Krausz, Ernest (2000). The Limits of Science. Peter Lang. ISBN 9780820445373 – via Google Books.
  9. ^ Krausz, Ernest (2017). Education, Nihilism, and Survival. Routledge. ISBN 9781351312141 – via Google Books.
  10. ^ Krausz, Ernest (1969). Sociology in Britain: A Survey of Research. Columbia University Press. ISBN 9780713409543 – via Google Books.
  11. ^ Krausz, Ernest (1971). Ethnic Minorities in Britain. MacGibbon and Kee – via Google Books.
  12. ^ Krausz, Ernest (1989). Education in a Comparative Context. Transaction Publishers. ISBN 9780887381843 – via Google Books.
  13. ^ Krausz, Ernest (1980). Studies of Israeli Society: Migration, Ethnicity and Community. Transaction Pub. ISBN 9780878553693 – via Google Books.
  14. ^ Krausz, Ernest (1983). The Sociology of the Kibbutz. Transaction Books. ISBN 9780878559022 – via

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