Judaization

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This article covers a form of cultural assimilation and spatial policy. For the Christian movements that believe in the necessity of adherence to Jewish laws, see Judaizers.

Judaization (Hebrew: לְגַיֵּיר‎, translit. legayer) or Judaification is a process of cultural assimilation in which a person or a demographic group acquires Jewish cultural and religious beliefs and values.

Historical

According to some sources nomadic Khazars, particularly their noblemen, were converted to Judaism between 8th and 10th centuries.

Personal acculturation

It is the obverse of "de-Judaization", the process observed, for example, in Soviet Russia, where discriminatory practices against Jews gave momentum to their "de-Judaization".[1]

Geopolitical acculturation

Haredization

Haredization refers to a late 20th- and early 21st-century phenomenon, in which urban and suburban areas of Israel, such as Beit Shemesh, become demographically and politically dominated by Haredim at the expense of non-Haredim (including religious Zionists and Hilonim). The trend is often the subject of protests in various Israeli cities.[2][3][4]

See also

References

  1. ^ Senator Ribicoff as early as 1963 protested against the "deprivation, discrimination, de-Judaization of Russia". See Yaacov Ro'i, The Struggle for Soviet Jewish Emigration, 1948-1967, Cambridge University Press, 2003 p.194
  2. ^ Egged removes political ads on 'haredization' of J'lem[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Jerusalem seculars accuse Mayor of selling out to Haredim
  4. ^ A Saturday Stew II Archived 2009-07-16 at the Wayback Machine, by Bill Long, 12/13/08.