Straight Talk from Moshe Feiglin on Separation of Religion and State

Straight Talk from Moshe Feiglin on Separation of Religion and State


No, we are not in favor of a Jewish Law state There is no such thing and there can be no such a thing as a Jewish Law state. Breaking the stigmas with Moshe Feiglin Yes, we are talking about separation of religion and state and the official Jewish character they will continue to give. This is not something new. The official institutions, the Prime Minister’s offices should continue to be closed on Shabbat the dining halls in the Knesset and in the army will continue to be kosher That is all. But the private individual will be completely free of any coercion A person who wants to open a restaurant on Shabbat today he can’t do that In ZEHUT’s vision a community that is interested in a business within its boundaries being open on Shabbat can make that possible. That is not what I personally like but that is the meaning of liberty that the idividual may live his life as he pleases he can marry as he pleases he can get divorced as he pleases he can eat as he pleases The relationships between one person and the next or between the person and his God should not be dictated in any way by the State Except for one issue which is conversion because of the Law of Return But with the exception of that issue In the entire field of relations between people or between the individual and his God the State should not interfere I think that with the granting of those liberties a type of cloud of calm will descend upon us I think that all the blowups that they fear are born because of the element of coercion What happens today? The more that religion and state are connected there is a constant struggle who coerces whom the religious coerce the secular? the secular coerce the religious? will this movie theatre be opened on Shabbat or will this movie theatre be closed on Shabbat Let the community decide if it wants the movie theatre in its boundaries open or closed when the element of coercion does not exist there is more Jewish identity and more calm not more blowups. ZEHUT. Your liberty matters.

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