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By Charles S. Liebman, Elihu Katz

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 examine printed that Israeli Jews have been way more conventional of their spiritual ideals and behaviour than formerly inspiration, leading to an severe public debate inside of Israeli society.
This publication summarizes the Guttman record and describes how the media and Israeli intellectuals answered to it and imposed their very own interpretations. It then analyzes the document in higher aspect and places in international standpoint Israeli Jews' ritual habit, non secular ideals, and attitudes towards faith in public existence. The editors finish that the spiritual traditionalism of Israeli Jews is exclusive between complicated commercial societies. They search to give an explanation for this forte by way of the actual nature of Israeli society, targeting Israel's safety difficulties and suggesting the impression new defense state of affairs might have on Israeli Jews and the way it should reshape the Israeli political map.

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Haggadah Ritual text of the Passover Seder ceremony that is read at home celebrations on the first night of the holiday. Hakafot Festive processions around the synagogue with the Torah scrolls, held on the holiday of Simhat Torah. Hametz Leavened grain products that are prohibited during the Festival of Passover. E. and marking the overthrow of Hellenist rule in Israel. Observed by home candle-lighting ceremonies with an eight-branched candelabrum. Havdalah Ceremony that indicates the conclusion of the Sabbath, using the symbols of wine, spices, and a multiwicked candle.

The rank order ranges from 67 percent who said that people lack proper education to 38 percent who said that ethical people don't need mitzvot. In between, the explanations that mitzvot are hard to observe and mitzvot may be observed selectively were supported by about half of the respondents. For the strictly observant, the predominant explanation is that people lack proper education and, perhaps surprisingly, over half of the totally nonobservant agree. The nonobservant give more weight to ethical people don't need mitzvot.

Even when close family is considered, only a minority are opposed to the marriage of their children to someone different in ethnicity (17%) or religious observance (24%). 11]. The likelihood of success of a marriage in which one spouse is religious and the other is not is judged to be considerably lower than the likelihood of success attributed to interethnic marriage. Intergroup Relations: Interaction In the course of their daily lives, three quarters of the population report that they occasionally or frequently interact with people who differ from them in terms of religious observance.

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