Why Public Standards of Sabbath Observance?
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
Keywords: Government; Religion; Church and State; Political Behavior
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.