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Israeli And American Jews: Kinsmen Apart

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The survival of the Jewish people for the last two millennia has been a continuing source of theological, historical, sociological and literary conjecture. The major connecting bond of Jews around the globe-their practice of the Jewish religion-has weakened enormously among large segments of the Jewish people. This chapter examines the consequences of Israeli secularism when for various reasons its adherents are driven out of their homeland back to the diaspora. Research into the process of acculturation and assimilation of American Jews has resulted in an extensive body of empirical evidence that has demonstrated the demarcation among various Jewish groups that vary greatly regarding their commitment to the tenets and symbols of Judaism. Secular Israelis have been taught to identify the history of life in the diaspora with a strong commitment to the Jewish religion and its ?archaic" regimen of daily rituals and taboos.

Keywords: American Jews; Israeli immigrants; Israeli Secularism; Jewish cultural life; Jewish social life



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