In advance of the Day of Atonement, Haaretz asked all 120 members of the Knesset if they believe in God. The results: 71 said yes, 9 said no, 38 didn’t give an answer, and 2 gave elaborate replies that defy characterization
Doron Halutz is a staff writer for the Haaretz weekend magazine. He joined Haaretz in 2006, prior to which he wrote for a range of Israeli publications, including Yedioth Ahronoth, Maariv and Time Out Tel Aviv.
Halutz was born and raised in Israel, and began writing at the age of 13 for youth magazine "Rosh1."
Halutz holds a bachelor's degree in economics and political science and a masters degree in sociology, both from Tel Aviv University.
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