Thursday, April 27, 2006

Current Social and Religious Tensions of Judaism

Israel’s secular community feels threatened by the amount of force religion has been placed on the community. Making people feel trapped, and left questioning the way of the secular community. The followers of Judaism feel threatened by the religious force. On top of the fact, that Judaism is obtaining a role in politics. (http://judaism.about.com/od/politics/a/gazaevac_behind.htm)
Zionism, known as the new civil religion has made for a positive change towards the more traditional Judaism. Except with good, comes controversy which brings me to the next belief that it is moving towards a secular belief. In terms of the Israeli community, Zionism has been the basis of making the society more traditional. (http://www.photius.com/countries/israel/society/israel_society_ethnicity_and_social~8723.html)
The Torah is now back in Judaism, and a lot of people are not sure how to react to the news. Ezer Weizman was the old president who passed down the position to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. It is Hosni Mubarak who is bringing back the Torah, which has been the basis of a lot of tension with Judaism. The Torah brings forth awful memories of the Yom Kippur War. The Yom Kippur War and the torah both are reminders of the way the war panned out. (http://www.torah.org/features/secondlook/memories.html)


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