Post-Soviet immigrant religiosity: Beyond the Israeli national religion

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This chapter presents some preliminary insights from our ongoing research that seeks to cast light on immigrants’ religiosity by examining the construction of religious identity and consciousness among post-Soviet immigrants in Israel. This immigrant group is especially interesting, not only with regard to recent religious trends in Israeli society, but also in connection with global interest in immigrant religiosity. We first explore the theoretical and contextual complexity of the content and context of Russian-speaking immigrant religiosity in Israel and suggest three possible explanations for the global and local nature of this emerging religiosity.
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationThe New Jewish Diaspora
Subtitle of host publicationRussian-Speaking Immigrants in the United States, Israel, and Germany
EditorsZvi Gitelman
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780813576312
StatePublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences

RAMBI publications

  • rambi
  • Israel -- Religion
  • Jews -- Identity -- Religious aspects
  • Jews, Soviet -- Israel


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