Responses to the Guttman Report 2000

By Charles S. Liebman


Liebman addresses the key findings of the new Guttman Report, Israeli Jews: A Portrait, commenting on its shortfalls as well as its strengths. He claims that the report conveys two dilemmas with no ready solution: the commitment of Israeli Jews to two polar values--maintaining tradition and maintaining freedom of choice and the strategies required to strengthen Jewish attitudes among Ashkenazi Jews--who are becoming increasingly religiously bipolarized and decreasingly concerned with their ties to the Jewish people--and Mizrahi Jews--who prevent the rendering of Israeli society around issues of religion and state, despite a generational erosion of their Jewish commitments.

Topic: Continuity, Israeli Jews, Mizrahi Jews, Democracy, Religion and State, European Jews, Ashkenazi Jews, Pluralism, Research, Jewish Continuity

Page Number(s): 1-6

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Coverage: Israel

Language: English

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