Culture as Compass: Reconnecting Secular Israelis

By Martin Ben-Moreh

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), May 2006

The author asserts that for many secular Israeli Jews, the basic level of Jewish knowledge has plummeted. The Israeli government assessed the need to revitalize Judaism in Israel's public schools. He describes the five-pronged approach of Meitar, the College of Judaism as Culture, to engage various populations in Israel in reconnecting to their roots. He concludes that as citizens of the "Global Village," every Jew must make a conscious effort to explore his or her identity and has a right to a place at the Jewish table.

Topic: Schools, Jewish Content, Jewish Identification, Israeli Culture, Secularism, Government

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.36/no.631

Page Number(s): 14-15

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel

Language: English

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Ben-Moreh, Martin. Culture as Compass: Reconnecting Secular Israelis. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). May 2006: 14-15.


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