Theocracy Or Democracy?

Israel celebrates its 50th year this week, but there are deep divisions within the Jews of Israel over the future of Israeli society. Israel is largely a secular Western-style democracy, but its Orthodox groups believe in God's law as the ultimate law: good enough for God, and therefore good enough for the state. NPR's Mike Shuster reports.

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