Who is a Secular Jew?

By Ruth Calderon

Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), October 1997

The author, founder and director of Alma Hebrew College in Tel-Aviv, sees an internal cultural war on the horizon of Israeli society. She therefore calls secular Jews to take a look inward and realize what secular Judaism is comprised of. She presents different camps of secular Jews in Israel, and asks if they may work as a basis for a secular Hebrew culture. While disappointed with most of them, she sees hope in the dynamic identity of Sephardic Jews.

Topic: Sephardic Jews, Faith, Jewish Identification, Israeli Culture, Belief, Religion, Secularism

Name of Publication: AVAR ve'ATID: A Journal of Jewish Education, Culture and Discourse

Page Number(s): 7-11

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel

Language: English

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Calderon, Ruth. Who is a Secular Jew?. AVAR ve'ATID: A Journal of Jewish Education, Culture and Discourse. Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI). October 1997: 7-11. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=13625


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