'declaring Israel a non-Jewish state', as Dr Seidner suggests in his post. Israel is a predominantly Jewish state because the majority of its people are Jews and the predominant religion is Judaism. That will remain the case whether or not Judaism is the official state religion. The debate is about whether the Ultra Orthodox view should be the official state view, with its strictures imposed on all, or whether church and state should be separated - a more accurate term I think than 'secular' - and religious belief be a private matter left to the individual. There is considerable merit in leaving the temporal business to the state and the spiritual business to the church. We see in religious history, esp. Christian and Muslim, the great dangers of an inflexible faith dictating the direction of nations. When right-wing rabbis start exhorting soldiers to fight to conquer Eretz Israel, these dangers are close-up in modern Israel. The Ultra Orthodox should have no official state role.
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from the article: Why Israel must become a secular state: a thought for Yom Kippur 5770