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Israelis and the Jewish Tradition: An Ancient People Debates its Future

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Publication Date: July 2009

Publisher(s): National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (U.S.)

Author(s): Michael Gottsegen

Series: CLAL Community and Society Archive

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Culture and religion (Culture and civilization)

Keywords: Pluralism; Political Behavior; Culture; Religion

Type: Book review


The title refers to David Hartman's book by the same name, which the author reviews in this article. Hartman attempts to develop a neo-Maimonidean Jewish philosophy that can appeal to the Modern Orthodox in Israel, and serve as a starting point for the development of a Jewish Israel public culture that secular and religious Israeli Jews can build and sustain together.