I've been getting a lot of questions about my views on religion and state in Israel since this past Saturday night, when Israel's Channel 2 News interviewed me for a story on Orthodox rabbis who officiate at weddings not under Rabbanut auspices (and TOI followed up with an article that makes it look far riskier than it is). I've also been asked to write a manifesto of sorts on my religion-state views; someone's even talking about a book project.
Either way, here is a list of articles and blog posts that I've written on the subject over the past 8-9 years for various outlets. Meanwhile, I'll get working on that manifsto:Mida
The Myth of the Conversion Crisis
Why Rabbi Goren Matters: The Legacy of the Langers
Elazar Stern's Conversion Bill: Bad for Religion, Bad for the State, Bad at Math
Jewish Ideas Daily
Yair Lapid's Religion
New York Jewish Week
Does the US now have a Chief Rabbinate?
Regime Change, Realpolitik, and the Rabbanut
Middle Class Rising? (not about religion and state per se, but touches on it)
Not all Orthodox Rabbis Oppose Civil Marriage in Israel
A Gaon in Every Sense (an obit for Rav Ovadia)
Intermountain Jewish News (cross-posted to TOI)
A Jewish Holiday and a Civic Dilemma
Perversion of the Priesthood: The Decline and Fall of the House of Eli
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TOI Blog Posts
Why Israelis don't Realize that Martin Luther King Jr. was Religious
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A Pilot Plan for Reorganizing the Rabbinate
Buying Haredi: A Win-Win
Bourekas are not Burkas
Same-sex Unions and Intermarriage: Against as a Jew, For as a Citizen
An Ironic Observation on Freedom of Religion at Israel's Holiest Site
Personal Blog Posts
Will Tzohar Declare War on the Rabbanut?
A Modern-day Korach?
On Tzohar Rabbis Accepting Pay to Officiate Weddings
The High Court's Decision on Heter Mechira
Conversion Collision Course