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Israeli Professor of Sociology, Rector (1931-2018)
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. 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.
He arrived in Britain from Romania two years after the end of World War Two, at 17 years of age. In England his father served in rabbinical positions in Leeds and London.
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.
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).