The popular narrative is that Orthodox Jews and Muslims, in Israel and the U.S., always oppose each other. But that’s not true.
The proposed legislation, which would affirm Israel’s status as the nation-state of the Jewish people, would actually contribute to inequality.
Glick announced his hunger strike from the Knesset podium, after calling for a moment of silence for Israelis killed by diseases caused by tobacco.
The bill would allow the legislative body to reenact laws struck down by the Supreme Court by a simple majority vote.
For non-Orthodox groups and even the liberal wing of Orthodoxy, any move to consolidate conversions under Haredi authority threatens to sideline them.
The bill would extend the rabbinical courts’ jurisdiction to any Jew in the world, not just Israel.
Pence sought Sacks’ guidance on the sections of the speech which dealt with the historical connection between the Jews and Israel.
Listeners to Vice President Mike Pence’s speech to Israel Knesset on Monday were impressed by its biblical references and by the way it played to Jewish sensitivities.
Pence said that Israel’s upcoming 70th anniversary inspired him to say the prayer of thanks.
The housing will be built in 20 settlements and outposts in the West Bank.