Thank you. I used to be a christian, and all my siblings still are. I visited Israel twice, and also the Druze. Meet the Druze: A Unique Community in Israel
JUNE 26, 2014 BY J.G.S EDITOR LEAVE A COMMENT
By Tom Brennan
The Druze occupy a unique position in Israel, not only as a people but a religion. The Druze do not accept converts, send missionaries or consider themselves a part of any other faith. They are a genuinely separate group that combines key elements of Judaism, Christianity and Islam and adds things found in Greek and Egyptian philosophies and even Hinduism. Their numbers and population are kept intact by their separateness and families. Their religious tenents are secret and are not open to nonbelievers. They number about one million worldwide and there are about 104,000 in Israel. Their home ground in Israel is mostly in the Galilee and Golan region. They also serve in the IDF and are genuinely a unique people. The Knesset has granted a modicum to their unique structure by allowing them their own courts for certain legal processes such as marriage issues.
After college, I went to work for Florsheim Shoe as a Field Auditor, and worked there for some six years. Just as a note, a couple other companies I worked for were owned by Jews. My only wish has been to take my sister to Israel, because she is so religious. I have taken her to Egypt and Jordan.