Israelis from FSU very connected to Judaism

25.05.2012                      04.Siwan. 5772                    Tag 48 des Omer

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Israelis from FSU very connected to Judaism

93% of Israelis of Soviet descent say they regularly celebrate Jewish holidays, according to Shroashim poll.

The million or so immigrants that came to Israel from the former Soviet Union during the 1990s have sometimes been accused of having tenuous ties to Judaism, but a recent survey shows they feel passionately about their religious identity.
An overwhelming 93 percent of Israelis with a background in the FSU said they regularly celebrated holidays like Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashana and Passover, according to a poll released by a Jewish group on Wednesday….