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Secularism in Israel

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The religious-secular conflict in Israel - 02 Apr 09

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Israel police end protest by ultra-Orthodox Jews

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Israeli secularists spar with ultraorthodox

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What is JEWISH SECULARISM? What does JEWISH SECULARISM mean? JEWISH SECULARISM meaning

Secularism in Israel shows how matters of religion and how matters of state are related within Israel. Secularism is defined as an indifference to, rejection or exclusion of religion and religious consideration. In Israel this applies to the entirely secular community that identifies with no religion and the secular community within the Jewish community which identifies with no particular division of the religion. When Israel was established as a new state in 1948, a new and different Jewish identity formed for the newly created Israeli population. This population was defined by the Israeli culture and Hebrew language, their experience with the Holocaust, and the need to band together against conflict with hostile neighbors in the Middle East. This is not an identity with which Jews outside of Israel can easily identify.
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