An interview with Ruth Calderon, a Talmud scholar and former member of Knesset, on the Judaization of the Israeli public sphere—and much more.
The Israeli intellectual joins us to explain his country’s newest conversion controversy, and the underlying tensions it illuminates within Israeli public life.
Israel famously has no constitution. It turns out that’s no accident but rather the will of its first prime minister, who explains his thinking here.
Especially with an election on the way.
Declaring the constitution unconstitutional.
Sacred cows and sacred spaces.
What laws will it overturn next?
The people have already spoken.
A showdown between the judicial and legislative branches may be inevitable.
The conflict between the judiciary and the legislature puts Israel in a situation without clear precedents.
Its edict crippling lame-duck governments has led voters to rally around Prime Minister Netanyahu.
Israelis against judicial imperialism want a prime minister, even one under corruption charges, seeking legal reform.
Netanyahu’s opponents are wrong to put their hopes in the legal system.