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The more I went to the ceremonies, I noticed that there is such a thing as 'ceremony time' and it actually constitutes an 'island in the sea of routine': an island where time is sanctified and the moments receive grandeur and splendor. Man therefore bears the title: 'homo-symbolic' and with all the scientific progress, the age of rationality and the rise of 'post-modernity'   man is still a part of rituals that link him to place, culture and in recent years also a marker for personal expression and self-fulfillment. It is important to me to show that rituals are not only an issue for religious people but also for people who are not bound by religious mitzvot who create and renew old rituals (Shavuot ceremony in the kibbutz) or create new rituals for example - the beauty queen ceremony. What secular rituals have in common is that they are not commanded 'from above' and their meaning is not transcendent but rooted in our lives. Whether it is related to national history (the centenary of the kibbutz), whether it is connected to the spirit of nonsense and fun (the Tel Aviv water wars) and whether it is connected to the commemoration of national dates and holidays (Independence Day and Holocaust Day) and sometimes the ceremonies express general social values such as the teacher's ceremony of the state or distribution of the President's signal.

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