Imagine if PM Benjamin Netanyahu, as he begins his remarks to The General Assembly of Jewish Federations of North America next week in Tel Aviv, decided to honor true dialogue - and not the tele-prompter
The country's new 'supermarkets law' reminds us that the relationship between religion and state is a key factor that can imperil a government
The prime minister's request to continue waiting patiently only encourages the violence and hatred of Israel's ultra-Orthodox establishment toward the majority of Diaspora Jews.
Israel’s High Court has signaled in unusually harsh language that ultra-Orthodoxy cannot own and control Judaism’s holiest sites. But Netanyahu could still flee his responsibility to protect religious pluralism in Israel.
If Naftali Bennett, the Chief Rabbinate and Haredi politicians oppose breaking the Orthodox monopoly on conversion in Israel, they invite a dangerous conflict with the Diaspora.
A liberal and pluralistic alternative to the Orthodox monopoly, while offering the people a choice for realizing their Jewish identity, are key in maintaining the unique combination of democracy and Judaism.