State-imposed religion disfigures Israeli democracy
Only instituting civil marriage and abolishing the legal status of the racist ultra-Orthodox rabbinate will guarantee Israel’s future as a democratic state that respects human and civil rights.
This week’s elections for the Chief Rabbinate, which drew much greater attention from both politicians and the public than in the past, ended in the victory of rabbis David Lau and Yitzhak Yosef. Both are sons of former chief rabbis, and both enjoyed the support of the ultra-Orthodox leadership. Their election guarantees that the...
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