Women of the Wall chairwoman Anat Hoffman said in a letter sent to key supporters of the organization that a special government committee headed by Cabinet Secretary Avichai Mendelblit had agreed to most of the conditions, reported Haaretz, which obtained a copy of the letter.
…Israel is a state for all the Jewish people. As such, it should allow for the option of secular as well as religious marriage.
Regarding Israel, he expressed concern that the 90 percent of the Jews in the U.S are not Orthodox feel alienated by a religious establishment in Jerusalem that views their practices as less than authentic.
Shula made us face the inherent tension between religion and state, between politics and faith.
Who didn’t gape askance, or wring hands in a sigh, when hearing her demand to separate them?
Yes, protecting the eminence of the state and the honor of religion, it is essential to detach the devout, to sever apart the forces that infect the country with ultra-nationalism and poison religion with zealotry. Leaving the two glued together is a recipe for disaster.
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