Moshe Koppel: Saving Religion from the State

In this thought provoking video (05:18), Moshe Koppel argues for the separation of religion and state in Israel in order to protect Judaism from the influence of politics. Author of “Religion and State in Israel: A Modest Proposal,” Koppel suggests that Jewish values should influence the state of Israel without ever imposing religion on the citizens, yet politics should never be allowed to influence religion. This video was produced by Mosaic, an online publication that presents a lively, serious, and committed approach to Jewish issues and ideas.