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Estudos de Psicologia (Campinas)

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EPELBOIM, Solange. Jewish identity: psychological considerations about religious dimension. Estud. psicol. (Campinas) [online]. 2006, vol.23, n.1, pp.47-54. ISSN 0103-166X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-166X2006000100006.

This study encloses the psychological considerations about religious aspects in Jewish identity delineation. Commentaries has been developed about the condition of being an Israeli, the closest aspects between psychology and religion, the religious development theory, and Torah's. Ten Commandments The religious dimension is composed by rational, emotional and attitudinal aspects oriented to the presence of a divine power, that is able to play spiritual and social functions. These functions may drive people to reflect about personal, interpersonal and transcendental concerns. Jewish identity has included Israelis' singular and public features, as each person can reveal a particular religious sense, experience, uneasiness.

Keywords : Religious experiences; Identity social; Judaism; Religion and psychology.

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