unfortunately though, implementing its ideals will be up to secular israelis and open-minded religious progressives... because the orthodox will never willingly relinquish its influence and control over israeli society as whole. this would be true of ANY religious institution in a similar circumstance... just as it was true in europe. and even in the u.s. today, religious fundamentalism is hard at work trying to undermine the secular nature of our democracy.
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from the article: Why Israel must become a secular state: a thought for Yom Kippur 5770
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'Forget about right-left, Orthodox-secular, capitalism-socialism. Fairness should belong to everyone,' protesters say in weekly demonstration.22:22 28.11.15 | 0 comments