Israel’s New War: Orthodox vs. Orthodox

Israel’s religious battles pit an anti-modern and isolationist Chief Rabbinate against an Orthodoxy whose liberal voice is now demanding to be heard.

Israel's "religion and state" battles have taken on a new character in recent years. It's no longer the Orthodox rabbinate against the secular Supreme Court, or against the Reform and Conservative movements. Most of the battles of recent years are those of the Orthodox rabbinate against movements, organizations and phenomena that are themselves also Orthodox.