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Jan 8, 2015, 7:32 PM
“Some people just can’t take a joke”
Dec 22, 2014, 12:21 AM
Israel’s marriage police must end
Everyone knows that Israel’s Jewish-Orthodox-controlled marriage system must change. But while activists, lawyers and politicians struggling to reform it have won some important battles in recent years, one of the most important factors behind the crisis — the rabbinical...
Jun 30, 2014, 5:07 AM
The circumcision decision: A ray of hope for converts
The High Court's reversal of a Rabbinical Court ruling forcing a mother to circumcise her son is a precedent
May 31, 2014, 9:06 PM
A few Questions for the One-State Prime Minister
Congratulations. You've won the elections. The year is 2016. The long absence of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, a massive buildup of Israeli settlements throughout the West Bank, and a fragile but enduring unity between Fatah and Hamas has convinced most Israelis that the...
May 29, 2014, 2:03 AM
Israel’s marriage crisis is not just Israel’s
The crisis caused by the rigid Israeli Rabbinate's monopoly over marriage is not just an Israeli problem
May 4, 2014, 8:53 AM
The real problem with the “Jewish State” Basic Law
Last week, PM Netanyahu pledged to promote a constitutional law, dubbed the Basic Law: Israel as the Nation State of the Jewish People. The Basic Law would declare the principle that Israel is the national homeland of the Jewish...
Jan 9, 2014, 7:38 PM
Circumcision by default?
The Israeli High Court of Justice is once again deliberating a case that goes to the very heart of Israel’s character as a Jewish state. A few months ago, the Supreme Rabbinical Court ordered a mother to allow her...
Dec 10, 2013, 4:30 AM
The dangers of “leave human rights to the courts”
It’s not just about the asylum seekers. A state that does battle with its own Supreme Court over human rights plays a dangerous game. The new amendment to the Prevention of Infiltration Law demonstrates this reckless behavior. Less than three...
Nov 21, 2013, 6:53 AM
Why would liberal Jews resort to censorship!?
How progressive Jewish groups are helping turn rabidly hateful rabbis into heroes of free speech
Nov 13, 2013, 12:30 AM
Religious coercion for the sake of the children
Two recent cases demonstrate religious coercion in Israel: In one case, a rabbinical court in Netanya ordered a child to undergo a brit (circumcision) against the wishes of the child’s mother. The order was given at the request of the...
Akiva Miller is a Jerusalem-born researcher and lawyer, currently residing in New York.