The ‘Israel experience’ is increasingly recommended as a means of reinforcing the Jewish identity of diaspora youth. Many secular Israelis, however, are extremely ambivalent about their Jewishness. The dichotomy between a state officially functioning according to Jewish law and the Jewish calendar and the large number of flagrantly secular inhabitants comes as a surprise to many first-time visitors to Israel. Abroad, too, the majority of secular Israeli ex-pats have no absolutely no connection to any Jewish institutions.
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- 1.Asphodel Long’s research has appeared in journals and essays and in her book In a Chariot Drawn by Lions — The Search for the Female in Deity (The Women’s Press, 1992).Google Scholar