Even as the Zionist movement succeeded in laying the groundwork for a Jewish national home in some part of the Land of Israel, there was ongoing ideological debate over the nature of Jewish identity, and the role of religion in Jewish private identification and public representation.
- What have been some of the key ideological positions in this debate and how do they continue to play themselves out in the contemporary Israeli scene?
As with all revolutions, ideology tends to be softened and altered (and maybe overturned) by day-to-day existence.
- How do young Israelis relate to themselves as Israelis and Jews?
- What is the resonance of the ideological debates in the ways that contemporary Israelis see themselves?
In today‘s session we will explore the place of religion in modern-day Israeli society.