Religion and State

Rest of Israel’s population cannot be ultra-Orthodox’s flak jackets regarding IDF service

Until now, the discussion on recruiting the ultra-Orthodox centered on the question of “equal burden sharing.” This is an even more significant value today.
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The War – An Opportunity for a Turnaround in Relations Between Haredi and Non-Haredi Israelis

 
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Annual Assessments

Annual Assessment: The Situation and Dynamics of the Jewish People in 2023

The Jewish People Policy Institute’s Annual Assessment plays both a summing-up and a forward-looking role. On the one hand, each year it examines events and developments that had an impact on the State of Israel and on the Jewish world. On the other hand, it monitors important trends to influence their direction, in order to improve the situation of Israel and of Jewish communities around the world.
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Israel is dodging the ultra-Orthodox question

While outrage has surrounded the timing of the proposed Basic Law: Torah Study, Israeli society should also ask itself about the law’s ideological motives
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Articles

The Jewish people are a people that live apart – excerpt

The following is an extract from the introduction of the new book of  Dr. Shuki Friedman, vice-president of the Jewish People Policy Institute, “Being a Nation-State in the Twenty-First Century,” published by Academic Studies Press.
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New proposed draft exemption framework for haredim endangers Israel 

Israel’s politicians once again prefer to acquiesce to the haredim, this time with support from the IDF and the Finance Ministry, which wants rapid growth.
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The unhealthy law against chametz in hospitals

There’s one thing such a law most likely won’t do, and that’s keeping chametz from being brought into hospitals
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Opinion Articles

The Religion and Law Wars endanger us

A long line of cases have left it to the court to decide matters that are essentially social-ideological. This is harmful to the state
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The new Israeli officials seeking to redefine Jewish identity

Religious Zionism’s focus on rebranding Israeli society could test the Jewish state’s already fragile relationship with more liberal Diaspora Jewish communities
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Will the return of the ultra-Orthodox parties to the government curb the integration of the ultra-Orthodox in workforce?

Many believe that the election results closed the door on attempts to integrate the ultra-Orthodox into Israeli society.
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