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The monopoly of Jewish orthodoxy in Israel and its effects on the governance of religious diversity

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael


Israel is a Jewish democracy. The differences between Judaism and liberal democracy are not easily reconcilable. This chapter outlines the difference between liberal and illiberal societies. It argues that the lack of separation between state and religion leads to discrimination against non-Orthodox Jews in the private sphere, in conducting their most personal issues of marriage and divorce. It further argues that lack of separation between state and religion contributes to the discrimination against Israeli-Palestinian citizens in the public sphere.

Book Type Book Chapter
Journal More or less secularism?
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords Israel