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Daniel Sokatch

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Tyranny of the Israeli Majority?

(12) Comments | Posted January 28, 2016 | 6:27 PM

Israel was founded as a homeland for the Jewish people. But it was also founded to "ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants," according to its Declaration of Independence.

Despite Israel's roots as a liberal democracy, within the next week, the Israeli...

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The Unorthodox Solution: Embracing Pluralism and Reason in Israeli Society

(94) Comments | Posted December 17, 2010 | 4:31 PM

When dozens of Israeli ultra-Orthodox rabbis signed a formal edict prohibiting Jews from renting or selling real estate to non-Jews, the ensuing uproar was reassuring to those of us working for a democratic, pluralist Israel.

Within days, nearly 1,000 rabbis worldwide signed onto a letter originated by...

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