KATUKULA INYAMBO MOYOWAMBUYA; Part one: Is Religion a culture? RELIGION; A subset of Culture and an Expression of Spirituality. Religion is considered to be part of culture and acts as one among many forms of overtly expressing and experiencing spirituality that is inward, personal, subjective, transcendental and unsystematic… To be continued PART TWO; CULTURE, 1) ISRAELI, Are Jewish, while the reminder are mostly ethnically Arab and Religiously Muslim (14%), Christians (2%) or Druze(2%) overall,the Arab religious minorities in Israel are more religiously observant than Jews. 7 key findings about Religion and Politics in Israel. For a small Country, Israel holds a place of great importance for three of the Worlds Major religious Groups.The modern Jewish State is not only the P “promised land ” for Jews, but the country in the world where they form a majority of the population.For Christians, Israel is the ” Holy Land.” because it is the place where Jesus “Life and Death unfolded.And, For Muslims, Jerusalem is the place where the Prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven. May peace be upon him. Although Israel’s religious significance dates to ancient times, the country still receives frequent international attention due in large part to near — constant religious,ethnic and political conflicts.As part of its effort to better understand religion around the world,PEW RESEARCH CENTER has conducted a comprehensive study of religion in Israel, where there are major divisions not only between Jews and Arabs, but also among the major subgroups of Israeli Jews. Here are several of the key findings from that report, which is based on extensive survey of more than 5,000 Israelis, conducted in late 2014 and early 2015;(1) Israeli Jews are largely united on the need for nation to be a Homeland for Jews, regardless of their origins.Across the spectrum of religious observance, Israeli Jews almost unanimously ( a combined 98%) Support the right of Jews around the world to move to Israel and receive Immediate Citizenship (also known as making aliyah). A big majority (91%) also say a Jewish State is necessary for long– term. Survival of the Jewish people__ perhaps in large part because about three quarters of Israeli Jews (76%) see anti–semitism as common and increasing around the world. A large Majority of Israeli Jews also agree that Israel should give Preferential treatment to Jews (79%). (2) Israeli Jews are far from a homogeneous group.Virtually all Jews in Israel identify with one of four major religious subgroups: Hiloni (‘secular”). Masorti (“traditional”). Dati(” religious”)and Haredi(“ultra–orthodox”). Hilonim are the least religious and make up roughly half of Israeli Jews (49%). Overall. Datiim(some times called modern Orthodox Jews) generally follow Jewish traditions, but they are more integrated into modern society than Haredim and tend to lean to the right politically. Especially on issues pertaining to the conflict with the Palestinians. Mosortim occupy the religious middle ground, but they appear to be declining as a share of Israel Jews, while Haredim make up an increasing share ( currently 9%). To be continued, thanks for reading.
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