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    • 13.09.10 | 09:54 (IST)

    There are an infinite shades of grey in Israeli society when refering to Judaism. I have noticed in my 20 years here that many peoples perception of their own Judaism is rooted in their upbringing. A person who is for all intents and purposes is secular, will describe him/herself as traditional because of family ties and commitments. On the other hand I know former Kibbutzniks who describe themselves as secular, despite the fact that they observe kashrut, light candles on Shabat and fast on Yom Kippur.

    from the article: Poll: Fewer than half of Israelis see themselves as secular
    First published 01:05 13.09.10 | Last updated 01:05 13.09.10
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