The editorial is confusing two issues. Of course, as in all countries, Jewish religious people are subject to the civil laws of the country they live in. But it is unthinkable that civil laws can control religious laws. If there is conflict between civil and religious laws, as, for example, when a country wants to outlaw shechita, the the religious person will try to deal with the situation, but he will never give up the obligation of shechita just because the civil law bans it. Civil law can NEVER subjugate halacha.
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from the article: In Israel, civil law should rule over Jewish law