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I believe that any such exploration will reveal that the Jewishness of a state in this sense does not require, and is even inconsistent with, religious and orthodox monopoly over marriage and divorce. This monopoly, present in Israel, should be abolished not only to allow Jewish pluralism, but also to create a shared civic space for those seeking to lead their personal life outside of religious norms, for Jews and non-Jews alike. Attention should also be paid to questions such as language, days of rest, and the public sphere. Christopher Schmidtis the current editor of the journal and Howard S. Erlanger is the review section editor. Contributors to the journal include legal academics and social scientists from around the world.

Similarly, within the state, the internal Jewish debate about the nature and the meaning of the Jewishness of the state addresses only those positions represented within Israeli society. Finally, the fact that in Israel more than 60 percent of the population is now not of Western origin makes it hard for Israel to maintain, in terms of culture, a clearly western attitude. A review dedicated to the socio-legal, inter-disciplinary, critical and theoretical study of law. The special issue is a collection of articles dedicated to one chosen topic within the scope of the journal.

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I am not as optimistic as Mautner to think that if we only win the hearts of liberal religious Zionists, we are saved. It will take more than that, because religious liberals, alas, do not have that much political power. A strong, courageous, and independent court is critical for a democratic Israel. The danger arises when we hope that the court will save us from our social rifts and political controversies. And if politicians prompt it to try, and the court does not resist these cries, it will end up weakening the legitimacy of the court itself.

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Nonetheless, I do not think that the remedy to this situation is to expect the court to nullify all these laws as unconstitutional and inconsistent with human rights. If the court did that, it would just reinforce the criticism that it is not really deferential to the legislature. I am happy to say that the court itself is slowly moving in the former direction. The Journal of Law and Social Change is a student-run journal and seminar committed to interdisciplinary scholarship addressing social, racial, and economic justice. JLASC is unique among Law School journals both in its mission and its democratic article selection process. All journal members participate in decision-making by collectively reviewing, selecting, and editing each piece of scholarship.