Many Israelis are reclaiming ownership of their Jewish identity. The religious-secular dichotomy has passed away, while making way for diverse Jewish identities that are no longer scared of themselves or of others. The discourse is changing too.
Did you notice how many times in recent years we had seen female rabbis appearing on television and being interviewed by the press? Suddenly it is becoming clear that if women can perform any job, and if a woman is a university professor or a brain surgeon, there is no reason to prevent her from becoming a rabbi. This was not the case 10 years ago.This welcome process, on all fronts, must continue. It is a harbinger of a better Israel; a more Jewish and more democratic Israel. Pluralism instead of fundamentalism. This trend had not yet been manifested politically, yet this too shall happen.