Ben-Gurion

The State of The Jewish State: A Mixed Report

 

Is Israel a “light unto the nations” (Isaiah 42:6) or a “state just like any other” (David Ben-Gurion)?

According to the current issue of The Jerusalem Report, the biweekly newsmagazine published by the Jerusalem Post, it’s both of the above.

Narrowing The Religious-Secular Gap

02/28/2012
Editorial

In 1948, when the State of Israel was founded, Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion made an accommodation for full-time yeshiva students to serve their country by studying Torah rather than enlisting in the army. There were only 400 such young men at the time, and Ben-Gurion believed the number would diminish.

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