In December 1993, the Louis Guttman Israel Institute of utilized Social examine published the result of the main finished examine ever undertaken of the spiritual ideals and behaviour of Israeli Jews. The research printed that Israeli Jews have been way more conventional of their spiritual ideals and behaviour than formerly concept, leading to an extreme public debate inside Israeli society.
This e-book summarizes the Guttman file and describes how the media and Israeli intellectuals replied to it and imposed their very own interpretations. It then analyzes the record in higher aspect and places in worldwide standpoint Israeli Jews ritual habit, non secular ideals, and attitudes towards faith in public existence. The editors finish that the non secular traditionalism of Israeli Jews is exclusive between complex business societies. They search to give an explanation for this strong point by way of the actual nature of Israeli society, targeting Israel s safety difficulties and suggesting the effect new protection state of affairs might have on Israeli Jews and the way it will reshape the Israeli political map."
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