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Religion in Israel

Diversity Makes Life Rich: An Ordinary Day In Israel

Diana Bletter | Posted 07.20.2013 | Religion
Diana Bletter

My friend just came back from a scientific conference in Austria where she met other scientists, from places like Saudi Arabia and South Africa, who were shocked to discover that she, a Muslim Arab, was living and working with Jews in Israel.

Israel’s Rabbis In Retreat As Obama Arrives

Yuval Elizur | Posted 05.18.2013 | Religion
Yuval Elizur

Benjamin Netanyahu bet on the support of the religious bloc in the January elections, and his party lost heavily. When President Obama arrives in Israel on Wednesday he will be greeted by a prime minister who has been dethroned as king of Israel and is vulnerable to political pressures.

Religious Revolution and Counterrevolution in Israel

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

It remains unclear which group will win the war over Israel's identity. The Ultraorthodox are an entrenched interest group, but moderates are now courting a surprising number of conservatives.

The Unorthodox Solution: Embracing Pluralism And Reason In Israeli Society

Daniel Sokatch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Daniel Sokatch

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.