National-religionization (and not religious-religionization) in policies of Israel’s ministry of education

Omri Maniv, Yuval Benziman

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The term religionization has become a significant component in the study of Israeli sociology in recent years. While usually referred to as a homogeneous social trend, this study makes a distinction between three diverse kinds of religionization: naïve religionization, religious-religionization, and national-religionization. Our study of the plans and policies of the Israeli Ministry of Education and the statements of the Minister of Education will demonstrate that the Ministry promotes national-religionization rather than religious-religionization for its own sake, due in part to a specific political agenda.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)115-137
Number of pages23
JournalIsrael Studies
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2020

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