Raphael Shore

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Raphael Shore
Residence Jerusalem, Israel
Ethnicity Jewish
Citizenship Canadian, Israeli
Occupation film writer, producer, and Rabbi
Employer Clarion Fund
Known for Producing Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West
Religion Judaism
Spouse(s) Rebecca Shore
Relatives Ephraim Shore (brother), the former head of HonestReporting

Raphael Shore is a Canadian-Israeli film writer,[1] producer, and rabbi. He is the founder of The Clarion Fund, a non-profit organization that seeks to "educate Americans about issues of national security".

Early life and education[edit]

Shore is the twin brother of Ephraim Shore, the former head of HonestReporting[2] and younger brother of television producer and writer David Shore.[citation needed]


Shore previously worked for Aish HaTorah,[3][2] an Orthodox organization devoted to promoting Jewish learning, and has collaborated with its sub-organization, HonestReporting, a pro-Israel media watchdog site run by his brother Ephraim.

Film producer[edit]

In 2010, Shore self-released the documentary film, Crossing the Line: The Intifada Comes to Campus.[4][5]

Shore wrote and produced the documentary films Relentless: The Struggle for Peace in the Middle East, Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West, The Third Jihad: Radical Islam's Vision for America, and IRANIUM.

Shore's documentary, Obsession, was distributed to 28 million voters throughout the United States during the 2008 United States presidential campaign.[1] Shore has declined to reveal who funded both the production of the film or dissemination of the DVDs.[1]

Shore produced the 2012 documentary Israel Inside: How a Small Nation Makes a Big Difference, narrated by Tal Ben-Shahar. The film explores dimensions of Israeli history and society that tend not to be addressed in mainstream coverage of the country.[6]

Jerusalem Online U.[edit]

In 2007 Shore founded the unaccredited Jerusalem Online U., an educational portal offering classes on Israel, positive psychology, Judaism and cinema.[7] Jerusalem Online U. speakers include Tal Ben-Shahar and Tzvi Gluckin.


  1. ^ a b c Daphna Berman. "Obsession Stokes Passions, Fears and Controversy". Haaretz. Retrieved 2008-10-19. 
  2. ^ a b Ali Gharib; Eli Clifton. "POLITICS: Neo-cons, Ex-Israeli Diplomats Push Islamophobic Video". Inter Press Service. Retrieved 2008-10-19. 
  3. ^ Eric Gorski (2008-09-23). "Muslim group seeks probe of 'radical Islam' DVD". Associated Press. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  4. ^ Powerful New Film - Crossing the Line - Details Rise of Anti-Semitism on Campus, Feb. 22, 2010 [1]
  5. ^ Alarming anti-Israel activity at UC Irvine and other universities, Natalie Menaged and Alan Levine [2]
  6. ^ Hoffman, Gil (25 March 2012). "Film aims to encapsulate ‘Start-Up Nation’s’ success". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 25 March 2012. 
  7. ^ Naomi Zeveloff, Is Jerusalem Online U. A Real College? The Jewish Daily Forward. http://forward.com/articles/145611/is-jerusalem-online-u-a-real-college/#ixzz1wOHN9HTI

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