Israels Higher Law: Religion and Liberal Democracy in the Jewish State Steven V Mazie

ISBN: 9780739156643

Published: April 7th 2006

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Israels Higher Law: Religion and Liberal Democracy in the Jewish State  by  Steven V Mazie

Israels Higher Law: Religion and Liberal Democracy in the Jewish State by Steven V Mazie
April 7th 2006 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 334 pages | ISBN: 9780739156643 | 6.36 Mb

In Israels Higher Law, Steven V. Mazie draws on the voices of Israeli citizens to shed new light on the relationship between liberal democracy and religion. By analyzing Israelis perspectives on a number of divisive issues including Jewish stateMoreIn Israels Higher Law, Steven V.

Mazie draws on the voices of Israeli citizens to shed new light on the relationship between liberal democracy and religion. By analyzing Israelis perspectives on a number of divisive issues including Jewish state symbols, marriage law, public Sabbath observance and funding for religious education Mazie identifies a rift between Israeli and American understandings of separation of religion and state and a gulf between Jewish and Arab citizens visions for Israels religion-state arrangement. Mazies compelling study offers more valuable insight into these dilemmas than any publication to date and proposes new guidelines for resolving them.

Israels Higher Law is the definitive work on the tensions between religion and democracy in Israel. It is a must-read for anyone interested in politics and Jewish studies.



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