Shalom Lipner

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Almost seven decades after its birth, Israel is still having ferocious growing pains.

The country aspires to be a Jewish and democratic state — a homeland for the Jewish people where all citizens are afforded democratic freedoms. But the government’s decisions this week to suspend a deal on mixed-gender prayer arrangements at the Western Wall and to advance restrictive legislation on religious conversions endanger Israel’s path to full maturity.

The government’s actions have ignited a virtual civil war between officials in Jerusalem and groups in the broader Jewish world, raising questions about the country’s role as the keeper of Jewish traditions.…  Seguir leyendo »