The Israeli State and Judaism

By Daniel J. Elazar

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), 1996

The author discusses the role of the Jewish religion, and especially Zionism as a religious value, in the political history of Israel. He focuses on the impact of modernity, the peace process, and the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, to show the growing distance between Israelis who have a religious ideological relationship with Israel and those who have a less specifically Jewish territorial relationship with it, and the challenge that that divide poses for the future of Israel, Judaism within Israel, and Israel as a Jewish state.

Topic: History, Religion, Zionism

Name of Publication: Daniel Elazar On-line Library

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Genre: Report

Coverage: Israel

Language: English

Copyright Information: Download for personal use, freely distribute link

Bibliographic Information:
Elazar, Daniel J. The Israeli State and Judaism. Daniel Elazar On-line Library. Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA). 1996:


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