How Religious are Israeli Jews?

By Daniel J. Elazar

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), 1996

The author bases his analysis on a survey conducted by the Guttman Institute of Applied Social Research in 1993 and seeks to understand the level of religious observance and belief of Israeli Jews. He argues that while it is generally assumed that Israeli Jews are divided into two groups--the overwhelmingly secular majority and the small religious minority--there are rather four distinct groups: ultra-Orthodox, religious Zionists, traditional Jews, and secular. The author concludes that most Israelis observe far more than the average Reform or Conservative Jew in the Diaspora.

Topic: Ritual, Survey, Religious Denominations

Name of Publication: Daniel Elazar On-line Library

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Genre: Other

Coverage: Israel

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Elazar, Daniel J. How Religious are Israeli Jews?. Daniel Elazar On-line Library. Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA). 1996:


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