This Note argues that religion and state cannot be separated in Israel. Part I presents the historical connection between the Jewish nation and the land of Israel and its impact on Israel's legal system. Part I also examines the current legal status of Jewish law in Israel. Part II discusses proposed models for resolving the religion-state conflict in Israel. Part III defends the integration of Jewish law into Israeli law, arguing that incorporating only the national and cultural elements of Judaism into Israeli policy, while ignoring its religious components, is insufficient to sustain the notion of Israel as a Jewish state.
Basheva E. Genut,
Competing Visions of the Jewish State: Promoting and Protecting Freedom of Religion in Israel,
19 Fordham Int'l L.J. 2120
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