A recent poll demonstrated that the general public believes that relations between the secular and ultra-Orthodox communities have been damaged.
It seems that the main division lines appear to be on the question of Israel as a Jewish state or Israel as a democratic state.
In truth, when it comes to building Jewish identity, all secular Jewish kids in America, whether their parents are American or Israeli, are in the same boat.
Is secular education not necessary for a lifetime of studying Torah?
With their new pitch for religious moderation, Bennett and New Right and look to have those voters in their sights.
Jewish law largely prohibits men from listening to women sing, especially at live performances, and Firer, requested that no women sing at the event so that he could attend.
The looks on everyone’s faces on the Knesset floor said, “Yes, we live in a Jewish state, and that’s the way a leader should speak in a Jewish state.”
The phenomenon of haredim leaving the lifestyle and becoming more secular, known as neshira, is growing, and Kornfeld looks to his own experiences to help haredim connect with their secular children.
BINA’s Tel Aviv Secular Yeshiva attracts locals and gap-year students from the US.