Why did secular Israelis win Shabbat shopping but forego secular marriage?
Restaurants sell non-kosher meat and there are gay pride parades in various cities, yet many feel that secular Israelis lost the war.
Some years ago, Israel Segal, a writer and journalist who was brought up Orthodox and became secular, summed up what he described as a secular defeat: “The all-out war has indeed come to an end, in my view, with the defeat of the secular public ... We are living under an occupation government of the ultra-Orthodox minority. An occupation that is constantly tightening its grip.”
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