Immoral Laws Turn Israel Into Sodom

The latest example: the bill that defers ultra-Orthodox Jews from army service. Secular politicians like Yair Lapid had better fight against it.

My grandfather, Aharon Shidlovsky, among the founders of kibbutz Kvutzat Kinneret, asked me many years ago whether I knew the difference between Sodom and every other place. After all, he said, there’s bad everywhere, so what made Sodom so special? He answered before I could give it a thought. At Sodom, the bad had become law; the bad stemmed from obeying the law, not breaking it.