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Religion and State in Israel

A Modest Proposal
Frontispiece of Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes Abraham Bosse, 1651.
Frontispiece of Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes Abraham Bosse, 1651.
Essay
July 1 2013
About the author

Moshe Koppel is a member of the department of computer science at Bar-Ilan University and chairman of the Kohelet Policy Forum in Jerusalem.


Every now and then, people who in the grand scheme of things look and sound more or less like me voice opinions that make me wonder whether I’ve been sucked through the rabbit hole. Often these opinions have to do with freedoms they would like to sacrifice to government bureaucrats. All too often, those freedoms are of the religious kind.

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More about: church and state, Free Exercise of Religion, Halakhah, Israel, Jewish State, Moshe Koppel, Social Justice, Universalism, Zionism