What Kind of Jewish State? The Formative Decisions at Israel's Birth

By Dov Waxman

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, May 2011

During the founding of the State of Israel, two decisions were made by Israeli leadership that have had lasting consequences: the decision to give the Orthodox rabbinate control over religious issues for the state and all Jews and the decision to place the state's Arab minority under military rule.

Topic: Political Behavior, History, Religion and State, Rabbis, Israeli Arabs, Israeli-Palestinian Relations, Religion, Politics, Government

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.41/no.680

Page Number(s): 12-14

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Waxman, Dov. What Kind of Jewish State? The Formative Decisions at Israel's Birth. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. May 2011: 12-14. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=11155


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