A Jewish State – 75 Perspectives

Israel is a “Jewish state.” What is the meaning of this and how does it align with the democratic nature of the country? These are the questions at the core of a contentious debate that has been raging since the establishment of the state. This volume includes 75 essays on the question of Jewish — Israeli identity, by some of today’s best thinkers — Jews and non-Jews, from Israel and around the world. Its pages include dreams and nightmares, poetic visions and rational analyses, harsh critiques and songs of praise.

This collection is a first-of-its-kind nexus of thought on nationality, religion, politics, culture, society, environment, economics, and security. It is essential reading for any future discussion of Israeli identity.

Publications

Jewish and Democratic – Common Ground for a Common Camp: The Start of a Conversation

By: Isaac Herzog
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Jewish and Democratic – Common Ground for a Common Camp: The Start of a Conversation

What we want, rather, is to stabilize the foundations on which our Jewish and Israeli discourse will continually renew itself – based on our commitment to each other and on our pledge to stick together, to take our fate into our own hands and move forward toward our shared future.
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A (Levantine) Jewish and Democratic State

By: Yifat Bitton
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A (Levantine) Jewish and Democratic State

As a child it seemed to me natural for people to understand each other despite speaking different languages”
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