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Author Werczberger, Rachel ♦ Azulay, Na’ama
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Springer Netherlands
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2011
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Commerce, communications & transportation ♦ Communications; telecommunication
Subject Keyword Jewish renewal ♦ New social movements ♦ Jewish identity ♦ Secular Judaism ♦ Religious Studies ♦ Sociology ♦ Humanities ♦ Social Sciences ♦ Anthropology
Abstract In the last decade, one can note among secular Israelis the growing interest in Jewish texts and non-orthodox Jewish ritual. This interest is manifested in the increasing numbers of secular Batei- Midrash (Houses of Learning), Batei-Tfila (Houses of Prayer), and Jewish secular mass events taking place seasonally. Common to these grassroots activities is the attempt to reconstruct the Jewish secular identity and include new Jewish dimensions within it. These activities have been named by scholars, media and activists as the Jewish Renewal phenomenon: Hitchadshut Yehudit. In this paper, we propose that the various Jewish renewal activities lead to collective action that alters the conception of secular Jewish identity. Using the prism of the ‘New Social Movements’(NSM) theory we argue that the Jewish Renewal Movement is a NSM with a shared narrative and vision. The paper will present the characteristics of the various Jewish Renewal organizations that identify them as a New Social Movement and the movement’s historical development from the 1960’s to the present.
ISSN 01471694
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2011-03-17
Publisher Place Dordrecht
e-ISSN 18765165
Journal Contemporary Jewry
Volume Number 31
Issue Number 2
Page Count 22
Starting Page 107
Ending Page 128

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