Bar-Ilan University | President’s Report 2022

35 A new journal about religious Zionism Prof. Dov Schwartz of the Department of Jewish Philosophy is the editor of Religious Zionism, a journal of religion, politics, aesthetics, society, gender, and history. The journal is published jointly Bar-Ilan University Press and theWarhaftig Research Institute of Religious Zionism. Parliamentary activity immediately following the initial shock of COVID-19 Together with colleagues from France and Israel, Dr. Ittai Bar-Siman-Tov from the Faculty of Law developed the Parliamentary Activity Index, which measured legislative activity during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The novel, comparative dataset can help governments around the world adapt to future pandemics and continue to function effectively during significant crises. Students learning vocabulary with tangible technology Prof. Sigal Eden, head of theMaster’s Degree in Special Education Program in the Faculty of Education, investigated the potential of tangible technology, which combines physical objects and virtual effects, to help ESL (English as a Second Language) students with dyslexia learn new vocabulary.