In September, celebrated left-wing Israeli novelist Yoram Kaniuk became the first Israeli officially to be registered with the state as, religiously, of no religion. Today in Tablet Magazine, Jeff Moskowitz reports on the movement Kaniuk inadvertently ignited and the contradictions he has revealed in a country ostensibly founded on a religion that contains a high proportion of secular citizens. (See also Rabbi David Hartman’s remarks on the how “Religious Zionism” has gotten out of control.)

Related: Religion Now More Dangerous Than Arabs [Ynet]