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My Wife is a Bigamist!
Getting Personal on Israel

David Breakstone

Identity & Responsibility, Israel

For decades, the terms "the State of Israel" and "the Jewish state" have been virtually interchangeable. Suddenly the matter is controversial – not only because of our enemies but because of pending legislation on conversion, increasingly intolerant Chief Rabbinate strictures regarding personal status, and new manifestations of religious coercion. The potential disenfranchisement of huge segments of the Jewish people will be explored through personal anecdotes regarding marriage and divorce.

David Breakstone

World Zionist Organization

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David Breakstone is Vice Chairman of the World Zionist Organization. Past positions of his include Director, Pedagogic Center for Jewish Education, Hebrew University; Director, Ramah Programs in Israel; Associate Dean, Schechter Institute. He earned his Ph.D.from Hebrew University in the field of Teaching Israel and has been published widely on the subject. His column "Keep dreaming" appears bi-weekly in The Jerusalem Post.

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