What is a Jewish State? Religion and Religious Communities in Israel. Sis 150:March 2, 2009 Professor Noam Pianko. Halachah-Jewish Law? Civil Religion? Separation of Church and State? Minority Religions?. What is a “Jewish” State?. Diverse Religious Population 5.4 million Jews
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Any government leader must prescribe for himself priorities, must decide on first things first...(W)here there was agreement on what was urgent to me, I was prepared to make concessions on what was urgent to others...When I wanted to introduce national service conscription, the religious parties said they would of course support it but they insisted that all army kitchens be kosher. Kosher kitchens to them were of paramount importance; to me they were of subsidiary interest. It was a price I was prepared to pay for their full-fledged support on a vital defense measure...In the same way I agreed not to change the status quo on religious authority for matters of personal status. I know it was hard on some individuals. But I felt, again in the national interest, that it was wise to...pay the comparatively small price of religious status quo."Status Quo, 1953
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