Rabbi Dov Lipman — The Haredi Community and their Contribution to the State of Israel and the Jewish People

Posted by Rabbi Dov Lipman on January 4, 2015
Topics: Jewish Denominations, Zionism, Democracy, Politics

Rabbi Dov Lipman addresses Pardes on the issue of what the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community can contribute to the State of Israel and the Jewish People as a whole. The following topics are covered:

  • What is the role of the Haredi community in the State of Israel?
  • What are the challenges that Haredi society poses to Israeli society as a whole in terms of poverty, army service, and religion and state?
  • How can these challenges be addressed?
  • What are the unique contributions that the Haredi community offers Jewish and Israeli society at large?
  • What is the role of the Jewish and democratic State in facilitating Jewish unity in the broadest sense?


Rabbi Dov Lipman is a member of Knesset with the Yesh Atid party. He is an educator, author, and community activist in Bet Shemesh where he lives with his wife and four children. Rabbi Lipman has rabbinic ordination from the Haredi Ner Israel Rabbinical College and a Masters in Education from Johns Hopkins University. He has been at the forefront of combating religious extremism in Israel and is a leader in efforts to create Jewish unity both in Israel and around the world.

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