Recreating Jewish Community

By Moti Zeira

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), May 2006

The author asserts that over the past three decades, a transformation has taken place in Israel; the provision of a basic sense of belonging and meaningful existence by the state has been rapidly deteriorating. As in the Diaspora, holidays and lifecycle ceremonies can create entry points to community and provide a sense of belonging and meaning for otherwise disenfranchised Israelis. The author argues that our Jewish culture can evolve as a base for the renewal of community life among the Israeli secular public.

Topic: Statehood, Israeli Culture, Belonging, Holidays, Community Building, Secularism

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.36/no.631

Page Number(s): 7

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Zeira, Moti. Recreating Jewish Community. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). May 2006: 7. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6747


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