TITLE

Two Dilemmas of Religious Identity and Practice among Israeli Jews

AUTHOR(S)
Katz, Elihu
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Contemporary Jewry;Oct2007, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p157
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the results of a study conducted to characterize the Jewishness of Israelis in terms of the nature of their religion and believing. Conducted in 1999, the study was more focused on Jewish's self-defined religiosity, their observances, their identities as Jews and Israelis, their beliefs and values, their attitudes toward each other, and their stand on the role of the state in matters of religion and tradition. After data analysis, the study reportedly produced two major dilemmas. One dilemma centers on the disparity between religious identity of the Jews and Israelis. The other dilemma points out to the role of the state in upholding religious tradition.
ACCESSION #
26137715

 

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