Israeli Judaism: The Sociology of Religion in Israel

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҆elomo A. DeҰen, Charles Seymour Liebman, Moshe Shokeid
Transaction Publishers, Jan 1, 1995 - Social Science - 386 pages
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This is an unusual and extremely timely collective effort. It appears at a moment inwhich Israelis not only must confront their Arab neighbors, but must deal with one another as Jews possessing radically different views on the present and future of the Jewish tradition. With this seventh volume of the series, the Israeli Sociological Society has turned its attention to religion, an area that for many years has been of high importance, but low profile in Israeli affairs and in the wider Middle Eastern context.

Chapters and contributors include: "Jewish Civilization: Approaches to Problems of Israeli Society" by Shmuel N. Eisenstadt; "Life Tradition and Book Tradition in the Development of Ultraorthodox Judaism" by Menachem Friedman; "Religious Kibbutzim: Judaism and Modernization" by Aryei Fishman; "The Religion of Elderly Oriental Jewish Women" by Susan Sered; and "Hanukkah and the Myth of the Maccabees in Ideology and in Society" by Eliezer Don-Yehiya. The increasing presence of religious activism in contemporary Israel, side by side with subtle changes in the religion of Israeli Sephardim, makes the topic of religion essential for an understanding of Israel‚ and much of the Middle East generally. Israeli Judaism is a significant work, and will be of interest to theologians, philosophers, sociologists, anthropologists, and political theorists.

 

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Contents

The Study of Religion in Israeli
1
Sociological Analyses of Religion
19
Dimensions of Jewish Religiosity
33
Approaches to Problems of Israeli
63
Remembrance Day
75
Religious Adherence and Political Attitudes
87
Religion in the Israeli Discourse on the ArabJewish
107
PARTUT UltraOrthodoxy
114
The Religiosity of Middle Eastern Jews
213
Secularization and the Diminishing Decline
239
Saints Sanctuaries in Development Towns
255
The Religion of Elderly Oriental Jewish Women
285
Hanukkah and the Myth of the Maccabees in Ideology
303
Death Customs in a NonReligious Kibbutz
323
Americans in the Israeli Reform and Conservative
335
Religion and Democracy in Israel
347

Life Tradition and Book Tradition in the Development
127
Ultraorthodox Jewish Women
149
Judaism and Modernization
173
The SixDay War in the Religious Culture
197
Selected Bibliography
367
About the Authors
383
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