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Israel is a country with no differentiation between Religion and State. As a result, all marriages and divorces are handled through the religious courts – Jewish, Muslim, Christian, or Druse. All divorces in Israel go through the Rabbinate, which is a government agency.
In this film a clear tension arises between the three key values underlying the State of Israel. In the national anthem we sing “To be a Free People in Our Land”. These three values, of connection to our traditions (People), freedom, in the land of Israel – would seem to clash in the Rabbinate’s corridors.
- Would you agree with this assessment?
- Do you mourn the tensions, or accept them, or celebrate them? (or any other emotive verb!)