Fluctuating religious observance

In Tel Aviv, there are 29,700 formerly religiously observant people; this comprises 11% of the adult non-religiously observant population, which numbers 263,800.

By YAIR ASSAF-SHAPIRA
November 15, 2018 21:45
2 minute read.
Fluctuating religious observance

Formerly Religiously Observant Population (ages 20+) in Large Cities. (photo credit: JERUSALEM INSTITUTE FOR POLICY RESEARCH)

 
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Our religious identity is a component of our overall identity and for many people also determines their daily routine – not to mention the way they choose to dress. But identities evolve and during the course of a lifetime, some people change the nature of their religious identity.

According to the social survey conducted by the Central Bureau of Statistics in 2017, 211,000 people aged 20 and older who live in Israel declared that although at age 15 they lived in a secular or traditional household (not religiously observant), they view themselves today as religiously observant, traditional-religious or haredi. These are the “newly religiously observant” (referred to as hozrim betshuva in Hebrew), who comprise 15% of the adult religiously observant population (which includes religiously observant, traditional-religious and haredi) in Israel.

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