Make Judaism in Israel a force for inclusivity, not discrimination
Israel could learn from American Judaism's example how not to discriminate against women or 'ordinary' Jews. By sidelining religious extremism, Israel can be both fully Jewish and also proudly meet its goal of protecting the dignity and liberty of its citizens.
It is commonplace for democracies to enunciate their lofty ideals and then struggle for years to live up to them. Israel is a case in point. It defines itself as a Jewish and democratic state in its Basic Law of 17 March 1992, promising that it will protect—and not violate—the dignity and liberty of each...
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