Real Jews: Secular Versus Ultra- Orthodox: The Struggle For Jewish Identity In Israel
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Real Jews: Secular Versus Ultra- Orthodox: The Struggle For Jewish Identity In Israel

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Most Americans would be shocked and disturbed to learn that the harsh rhetoric of virulent anti-Semitism is alive and thriving in Israel. Israel is a Jewish state, after all, so the anti-Semitism found there could hardly be aimed at all Jews. In fact, the Israeli brand of anti-Semitism pits secular Jews against fundamentalist Jews, the ones in traditional clothing followin...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published May 23rd 2003 by Basic Books
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Steven Salaita
An interesting analysis of the rift between secular and Orthodox Jews in Israel (and beyond). Surprisingly (because academics rarely do this), Efron takes up for the Orthodox throughout, with convincing arguments.
Craig J.
Real Jews : secular versus ultra-orthodox and the struggle for Jewish identity in Israel by Noah J. Efron (2003)
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