This book discusses the development and organization of the major spheres of life of Israeli society. It analyses major aspects and trends of development of Israeli society which have been taking place continuously since its beginning, from the early period of Zionist settlement in Eretz Israel.
Table of Contents
Preface -- The Historical Background -- The Emergence of Jewish Civilization -- The Second Commonwealth -- Beyond the Second Commonwealth — the Exilic Period and the Predominance of the Rabbinical Mould -- The Modern Times -- The Zionist Movement and the Settlement in the Land of Israel -- The Zionist Movement and Ideology -- The Settlement in the Land of Israel — the Yishuv -- The State of Israel — Crystallization of Institutional Moulds -- The State of Israel — Historical Setting -- The Political Mould -- Political Economy and Strata Formation -- Educational and Cultural Contours -- Absorption and Integration of Immigrants and the Emergence and Transformations of the ‘Ethnic’ Problem -- Israel and Minority Populations — the Arabs and Other Minorities in Israel -- Israeli Society in the Late 1960s and Early 1970s — the Six Day War and its Aftermath -- The State of Israel – Change and Transformation -- The Yom Kippur War and its Aftermath – Change and Transition -- The Conditions of the Disintegration of the Initial Institutional Mould of Israeli Society -- The New Historical Experience of Jewish Communities in the Diaspora and the Place of the State of Israel -- The Late 1970s and the 1980s — Change, Transition and Confrontation -- Israeli Society in the 1980s–Trends, Developments and Problems -- Concluding Reflections
S. N. Eisenstadt