Rss - People10/21/2014 5:12:54 PM60en-USPEOPLE of Israelhttp://www.israelemb.org/pretoria/AboutIsrael/People/Pages/PEOPLE-Israel.aspxIsrael is home to a widely diverse population from many ethnic, religious, cultural, and social backgrounds.​​​Wed, 08 Feb 2012 15:41:01 GMTPEOPLE: Jewish Societyhttp://www.israelemb.org/pretoria/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, 15 Dec 2011 06:25:09 GMTPEOPLE: Minority Communities http://www.israelemb.org/pretoria/AboutIsrael/People/Pages/PEOPLE-Minorities.aspxSome 1.8 million people, comprising some 24 percent of Israel's population, are non-Jews. Wed, 08 Feb 2012 15:41:01 GMTPEOPLE: Religious Freedom http://www.israelemb.org/pretoria/AboutIsrael/People/Pages/PEOPLE-Religious-Freedom-.aspxThe Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel (1948) guarantees freedom of religion for all. Wed, 08 Feb 2012 15:41:02 GMTAbout the Jewish Religionhttp://www.israelemb.org/pretoria/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.Wed, 08 Feb 2012 15:41:00 GMTJewish Ceremonial Objectshttp://www.israelemb.org/pretoria/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.Wed, 08 Feb 2012 15:41:00 GMTJewish Sacred Textshttp://www.israelemb.org/pretoria/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.Wed, 08 Feb 2012 15:41:01 GMT