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Why Religious Policies in Israel Matter to U.S. Gentiles

July 17, 2017 Topic: Israel Religion Region: Middle East Blog Brand: Paul Pillar

Why Religious Policies in Israel Matter to U.S. Gentiles

The Netanyahu government’s recent measures on religious matters are part of narrowing limits of acceptability and increasing intolerance in Israel.  The Chief Rabbinate’s blacklist of overseas rabbis whose authority it refuses to recognize in certifying as Jewish someone who wants to marry in Israel includes even many Orthodox rabbis in the United States.  This sort of thing is strong food for thought not only for Jews but also for other Americans whose government has married itself to the Israeli theocracy.

Image: Dome of the Rock, Israel. Pixabay