Secular-Jewish Identity and the Condition of Secular Judaism in Israel

By Charles S. Liebman, Yaacov Yadgar

Rutgers University Press, February 8, 2009

The authors explore the different meanings and social characteristics of "secular" (hiloni) identity in Israeli society--as distinct from the "secularization" of Judaism--from the perspective of those who understand the term in a positive or neutral manner and based on survey data, the authors' interviews, and impressions of the full transcripts of eleven interviews of secular students in Rupin College carried out by Hadas Franco. The authors include diagrams charting the comparative behaviors of different types of secular Jews in Israel and their opinion on the prospects for secular Judaism in Israel.

Topic: History, Jewish Identification, Israeli Culture, Jewish Identity, Survey, Ideology, Data, Secularism, Identity

Name of Publication: Religion or Ethnicity? Jewish Identities in Evolution

Editor: Gitelman, Zvi

Page Number(s): 149-170

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Genre: Book Chapter

Coverage: Israel

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Liebman, Charles S. Yadgar, Yaacov. Secular-Jewish Identity and the Condition of Secular Judaism in Israel. Religion or Ethnicity? Jewish Identities in Evolution. Rutgers University Press. 8 February 2009: 149-170. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=11950


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