Establishment of religion - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Sherlock Holmes
    • 13.07.10 | 12:40 (IDT)

    Israel was created to be a Jewish state. It was built on the British model of an established religion, in this case Orthodox Judaism. All religions are free to practice their gfaith in Israel, but Orthodox Judaism is recognised as the state religion which is why official govt departments should observe Shabbos and kashrus . The Supreme Court ruled that the section of the Wall known as Robinson's Arch should be used for non-Orthodox Jewish services. The Wstern Wall Plaza has the legal status of an Orthodox synagogue.

    from the article: Police arrest Women of the Wall leader for praying with Torah scroll
    First published 11:34 12.07.10 | Last updated 11:34 12.07.10
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