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Sunday, June 17 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
How Jewish should a Jewish State be? Conflicts over religion and religious coercion in Israel

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Do Israelis have the right to a cappuccino and a bus ride on Shabbat? To marry whomever they please? Israel was created for Jews to have a state in which they can worship freely. But today, many Israelis feel they have to fight for the freedom NOT to follow Jewish law. A discussion of the ongoing wars between Jews in Israel with a journalist who has been covering them: the Western Wall and gender separation, kashrut, marriage and divorce, Shabbat shopping and more.

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Allison Kaplan Sommer

Journalist at Haaretz
Allison has been a journalist at Haaretz since 2012. She is the former Washington DC bureau chief for the Jerusalem Post and has written for New Republic, Politico, and others. She won a 2016 B’nei B’rith Journalism Award for Excellence in Diaspora Reportage and the 2017 Simon... Read More →

Sunday June 17, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm AEST