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Why Public Standards of Sabbath Observance?

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Publication Date: January 1992

Publisher(s): Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Author(s): Daniel J. Elazar

Series: Daniel Elazar Papers Index: Israel - Religion and Society

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Government (Public policy)

Keywords: Government; Religion; Church and State; Political Behavior

Type: Other

Coverage: Israel


The author argues for public referendums, at various levels of Israeli government, for the legal establishment of a general framework for observance of a society-wide day of rest. He contends that the best way to balance individual autonomy and communal interests, when there is a question of religious freedom at stake.