Skip to main content

Mainstream Israeli Teenagers Conceptions of Ultra-Orthodox Jews: Humanism, Criticism and Resentfulness

  • 127 Accesses

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Lived Religion and Societal Challenges book series (PSLRSC)

Abstract

Katzin studies mainstream Israeli teenagers’ conceptions of Ultra-Orthodox Haredi Jews. The qualitative study is based on interviews with 48 pupils aged 12–18, and the research questions include both the pupils’ attitudes toward these ultra-conservative Jews and the source of the pupils’ knowledge about them. Virtually no interviewees had ever met an ultra-conservative Jew in person. Their attitudes were shaped by information in film, literature and the media at large. The findings show that the non-religious mainstream pupils displayed various attitudes toward the other, ranging from a disapproval mode, via a reservation mode to a tolerance mode. The chapter ends in conclusions concerning the necessity of education for religious pluralism and tolerance in order to make dialogue possible.

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.

Buying options

Chapter
USD   29.95
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-59381-0_8
  • Chapter length: 17 pages
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
eBook
USD   109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-59381-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD   139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD   139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)

References

  • Bergman, Y.S., G. Horenczyk, and R. Abramovsky-Zitter. 2017. Perceived Discrimination and Well-Being among the Ultra-Orthodox in Israel: The Mediating Role of Group Identity. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology 48 (9): 1320–1327.

    CrossRef  Google Scholar 

  • Cahaner, L., G. Malach, and M. Choshen. 2017. Statistical Report on Ultra-Orthodox Society in Israel: Published by the Israel Democracy Institute and Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/20439.

  • Davidman, L., and A. Greil. 2007. Characters in Search of a Script: The Exit Narratives of Formerly Ultra-Orthodox Jews. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 46 (2, June): 201–216.

    CrossRef  Google Scholar 

  • Elizur, Y., and L. Malkin. 2013. The War Within: Israel’s Ultra-orthodox Threat to Democracy and the Nation. New York: Overlook Press.

    Google Scholar 

  • Fox, H. 2012. Their Highest Vocation: Social Justice and the Millennial Generation. New York: Peter Lang.

    Google Scholar 

  • Freund, A., and T. Band-Winterstein. 2017. Social Workers’ Attempts to Navigate among the Elderly, Their Families, and Foreign Home Care Workers in the Haredi Community. Journal of Applied Gerontology. Advance Online Publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/0733464817693377.

  • Friedman, M. 1994. The Ultra-orthodox and the Israeli Society. In Whither Israel? The Domestic Challenges, ed. K. Kyle and J. Peters, 177–201. London and New York: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.

    Google Scholar 

  • Geertz, C. 1973. The Interpretation of Cultures: Selected Essays. New York: Basic Books, Inc.

    Google Scholar 

  • Goldscheider, C. 2015. Israeli Society in the Twenty-First Century: Immigration, Inequality, and Religious Conflict: Religiosity, Religious Institutions, and Israeli Culture. Waltham: Brandeis University Press.

    Google Scholar 

  • Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2017. http://www.cbs.gov.il/reader/newhodaot/hodaa_template.html?hodaa=201711113.

  • Knesset Research and Information Center. 2016. http://www.knesset.gov.il/mmm/eng/MMM_Results_eng.asp.

  • Lincoln, Y.S., and E.G. Guba. 1985. Naturalistic Inquiry. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications.

    CrossRef  Google Scholar 

  • Perez, N. 2012. The Limits of Liberal Toleration: The Case of the Ultra-Orthodox in Israel. Journal of Church and State 56 (2): 223–247.

    CrossRef  Google Scholar 

  • Razin, A. 2017. Israel’s High Fertility Rate and Anemic Skill Acquisition. CESifo Working Paper No. 6455. http://www.cesifo-group.de/DocDL/cesifo1_wp6455.pdf.

  • Rivlin, R. 2015. President Reuven Rivlin Addressed the Closing Session of the 17th Annual Herzliya Conference 25.6.17. http://www.president.gov.il/English/Presidential_Activities/Press_Releases/Pages/PR_MainPage_Example2.aspx?PN=2.

  • Shkedi, A. 2005. Multiple Case Narrative: A Qualitative Approach to Studying Multiple Populations. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

    CrossRef  Google Scholar 

  • Shkedi, A., and G. Horenczyk. 1995. The Role of Teacher Ideology in the Teaching of Culturally Valued Texts. Teaching and Teacher Education 11 (2): 107–117.

    CrossRef  Google Scholar 

  • Strauss, A., and J. Corbin. 1990. Basics of Qualitative Research: Grounded Theory Procedures and Techniques. Newbury Park: Sage.

    Google Scholar 

  • Yin, R.K. 1984. Case Study Research: Designs and Methods. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.

    Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Ori Katzin .

Editor information

Editors and Affiliations

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

Copyright information

© 2021 The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG

About this chapter

Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this chapter

Katzin, O. (2021). Mainstream Israeli Teenagers Conceptions of Ultra-Orthodox Jews: Humanism, Criticism and Resentfulness. In: Gelfgren, S., Lindmark, D. (eds) Conservative Religion and Mainstream Culture . Palgrave Studies in Lived Religion and Societal Challenges. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-59381-0_8

Download citation

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-59381-0_8

  • Published:

  • Publisher Name: Palgrave Macmillan, Cham

  • Print ISBN: 978-3-030-59380-3

  • Online ISBN: 978-3-030-59381-0

  • eBook Packages: Social SciencesSocial Sciences (R0)