“The less we force Judaism, the more people will choose it.”
“Checklists are for driving licenses, not for religious courts.”
An open letter from Orthodox rabbinic leaders.
“We are trying . . . to decentralize the power of the chief rabbinate.”
Nowhere does halakhah call for a state monopoly.
A test of society’s religious and moral mettle—and of halakhic flexibility.
Transparency and competition will help reduce corruption and other ills.
Can a government with no clear leader get more done?
Daniel Gordis argued in this 2019 conversation that Israeli and American Jews are fundamentally divided. With a new government now in place, has he been proven correct?
Isaac Halevy Herzog’s unwavering conviction that the Torah was given by a benevolent and compassionate God.
The Israeli intellectual joins us to explain his country’s newest conversion controversy, and the underlying tensions it illuminates within Israeli public life.
A question that gets to the heart of Jewish identity.
Another casualty of the peace process.