Religion in Israel: A Consensus for Jewish Tradition

By Daniel J. Elazar

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), September 1996

The author argues that American Jews tend to underestimate both the religiosity of Israeli Jews and the plurality of traditional practices among religious Israeli Jews. That is part of why they fail to understand and accept the extremely marginalized position of Reform and Conservative Judaism in Israel, which evolved in a post-European/Protestant milieu and are not indigenous and are ill-suited to middle-eastern Judaism.

Topic: Diaspora Relations, Israel-Diaspora Relations, Culture, Pluralism, Religion

Name of Publication: Daniel Elazar On-line Library

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Diaspora , Israel , United States

Language: English

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Elazar, Daniel J. Religion in Israel: A Consensus for Jewish Tradition. Daniel Elazar On-line Library. Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA). September 1996: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3653


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