Welcome to the journey, you are welcome to join. The mezuzah on the right, you can give her a little kiss, but only if it's for your own fun. Have fun and dine, drink something hot, take something sweet, you can also taste from the spicy stall. Take a place on the metaphorical irons on which the second Israel was condemned to sit forever. Look at the screen, these people you will see talking with their hands are not trying to threaten you, God forbid, but to embrace you, and that scary thing, which you were convinced was a "sectarian demon", is not a demon, it is a "fairy of equality and social justice" that carries in its wings a line of moderation and tolerance. And try - please please - to be attentive. already starting Please sit down. Smoking is allowed. The events and ideas described in this book, which for some reason have been called the "second Israel theory", tell on the one hand the story of the sweet Eastern gospel offered by the second Israel, and on the other hand the story of its bitter oppression and the steps taken to suppress it. The second Israel is a journey between these two parts of the oppression to the healing, of the bitter to the sweet. It is both a historical and contemporary document, written from the heart and the head, and it expresses what many generations in Israel feel, a feeling that has not yet been formulated in a book. Avishi Ben Haim is one of the most senior journalists and commentators in his field in Israel and one of the most prominent among researchers of ultra-orthodoxy, the Sha's movement and Mizrahi traditionalism. Ben Haim is a doctor of Jewish philosophy and a qualified historian from the Hebrew University, the author of the books "The Man of View - The Orthodox Ideology according to Rabbi Shech" and "Maran Rabbi Ovadia Yosef", a paratrooper and an officer with the rank of lieutenant colonel. As part of his position as a commentator and reporter for Channel 13 news, he created more than 20 series of television articles on Jewish, Zionist, Israeli, ultra-orthodox, folk, traditional and Mizrahi identity.