Gender Segregation in Israel – Anat Hoffman, Executive Director of the Israel Religious Action Center
The debate on how to balance Israel as a Jewish State and Israel as a democratic State is a work in progress. As the world’s only country with a Jewish majority, we have challenges and opportunities that are truly unique. We are the only country in the world running its public calendar in concert with the Jewish calendar. We are the only country that ensures that food served in government buildings is kosher. The goal is to make Israel a place where being Jewish would never limit someone’s options for enjoying all that life in this country could offer. The question is, how do we draw the line between protecting Jewish life for its citizens and imposing Jewish life on its citizens?