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The Jewish State, Religious Zionism, And The Limits Of Dissent



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However, if it is determined that IDF forces are necessary to carry out the mission, approved by the duly elected government of the State of Israel, one would hope that rule of law would prevail.

Out of a deep and abiding commitment to the well-being of Israel, one can only hope those calling for rejecting the authority of the IDF and the state will rethink their positions and return to the central path of religious Zionism.

Rabbi Nathaniel Helfgot

About the Author: Rabbi Nathaniel Helfgot is chair of the departments of Tanach and Jewish Thought at Yeshivat Chovevei Rabbinical School; is on the faculty of SAR High School; and is spiritual leader of Congregation Netivot Shalom in Teaneck, New Jersey.


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