Why Public Standards of Sabbath Observance?


Publication Date: January 1992

Publisher: Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Author(s): Daniel J. Elazar

Research Area: Culture and religion; Government

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.