Common discourse on Jewish identification in Israel is ruled via the view that Jewish Israelis can, and will, be both spiritual or secular. relocating clear of this traditional framework, this publication examines the position of secularism and faith in Jewish society and politics.
With a spotlight at the ‘traditionists’ (masortim) who contain over a 3rd of the Jewish-Israeli inhabitants, the writer examines problems with faith, culture and secularism in Israel, giving a clean method of the widening theoretical dialogue in regards to the thesis of secularisation and modernity and exploring the broader implications of this id. Yadgar’s conclusions have major social, cultural and political implications, serving not just as a brand new contribution to the tutorial discourse on Jewish-Israeli id, yet as a platform upon which traditionist positions on relevant problems with Israeli politics will be heard.
Offering an in depth research right into a valuable and significant Jewish-Israeli identification build, the ebook is suitable not just to the research of Jewish id in Israel but in addition in the wider social-theoretical problems with faith, culture, modernity and secularization. The publication can be of significant curiosity to scholars of Israeli society and to somebody having a look into the problems of Jewish identification, Israeli nationalism and ethnicity, faith and politics in Israel, and the sociology of religion.