Rss - People7/31/2014 1:05:23 PM60en-USPEOPLE of Israelhttp://www.israelemb.org/hong-kong/AboutIsrael/People/Pages/PEOPLE-Israel.aspxIsrael is home to a widely diverse population from many ethnic, religious, cultural, and social backgrounds.​​​Thu, 23 Feb 2012 10:52:38 GMTPEOPLE: Jewish Societyhttp://www.israelemb.org/hong-kong/AboutIsrael/People/Pages/PEOPLE-Jewish-Society.aspxThe Zionist movement transformed the concept of the "ingathering of the exiles" into a way of life, and the State of Israel translated it into law, granting citizenship to every Jew wishing to settle in the country.Thu, 23 Feb 2012 10:52:25 GMTPEOPLE: Minority Communities http://www.israelemb.org/hong-kong/AboutIsrael/People/Pages/PEOPLE-Minorities.aspxSome 1.8 million people, comprising some 24 percent of Israel's population, are non-Jews. Thu, 23 Feb 2012 10:52:13 GMTPEOPLE: Religious Freedom http://www.israelemb.org/hong-kong/AboutIsrael/People/Pages/PEOPLE-Religious-Freedom-.aspxThe Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel (1948) guarantees freedom of religion for all. Thu, 23 Feb 2012 10:52:01 GMTAbout the Jewish Religionhttp://www.israelemb.org/hong-kong/AboutIsrael/People/Pages/Jewish-Religion.aspxJudaism, the first and oldest of the three great monotheistic faiths, is the religion and way of life of the Jewish people.Thu, 23 Feb 2012 10:47:05 GMTJewish Ceremonial Objectshttp://www.israelemb.org/hong-kong/AboutIsrael/People/Pages/Jewish-Ceremonial-Objects.aspxFor some, Jewish ceremonial objects are an indispensable part of life's rituals, while others simply admire their beauty, craftsmanship and historical significance.Thu, 23 Feb 2012 10:45:47 GMTJewish Sacred Textshttp://www.israelemb.org/hong-kong/AboutIsrael/People/Pages/Jewish-Sacred-Texts.aspxThese ancient documents embody not only Judaism's religious precepts, but also the historical, cultural and social heritage of the Jewish people.Thu, 23 Feb 2012 10:46:25 GMTJewish festivalshttp://www.israelemb.org/hong-kong/AboutIsrael/People/Pages/Jewish-Festivals.aspxJewish festivals, originating in antiquity, are observed in Israel intensively and in many ways. They are manifested in traditional and nontraditional customs and practice, and they leave their imprint on diverse aspects of national life.Thu, 23 Feb 2012 10:46:03 GMT