A new-old paradigm is taking hold in Israel: a secularism based on a renewed embrace of Judaism.
Separating religion and state sends the wrong signal in principle, and could wreak havoc in practice.
There should be no place in Judaism or in the state of Israel for religious coercion of any type. This is not a facile concession to modernity, nor to convenience. It is a position rooted in deep theological reflection.
Moshe Koppel wants to clear something up: He's not actually calling for less religious involvement in public life.