Religion and State in Israel-Diaspora Relations-A Social-Covenant Approach

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The article addresses the role of the Diaspora in Israel's religious and state affairs from the perspective of post-secular society. The social covenant approach to religion and state and the diasporic interests entailed differentiate between the spheres of formal legal status and social capital. In the first sphere, diasporic interests relating to conversion are subjected to the principles of Jewish collective consensus, whereas in the second, policies may be adopted to boost the social capital of global Jewish communities in Israel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-104
Number of pages13
JournalIsrael Studies
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2022

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  • American Judaism
  • Israel-Diaspora relations
  • Patrilineal descent
  • Post-secularism
  • Religion and state
  • Social covenant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Political Science and International Relations


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