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Saturday, February 15 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Challenges of Pluralism and Religious Freedom in Israel

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The State of Israel defines itself as a Jewish and Democratic state. What does that mean? What is the role of halachah in the state? What are the fundamental conflicts in Israel regarding conversion, marriage, burial, and religious freedom? Is there, or should there be, separation between state and religion?

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Ariel Picard

Shalom Hartman Institute of North America
Ariel Picard is Director of the Kogod Research Center for Contemporary Jewish Thought. He has a Ph.D. in philosophy from Bar-Ilan University and conducts research in contemporary Jewish law. He was ordained as a rabbi by the Israeli Chief Rabbinate and has served as the rabbi of Kibbutz... Read More →

Saturday February 15, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Presentation Room (Atrium)