Resources and Articles by Norman Lamm
Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm is president of Yeshiva University in New York City.
The Zionist Imperative:
Jewish Society in Israel: A Covenantal Approach
God made three types of covenants in the Torah: a universal one for humanity at large, with Noah; one connected to the Land of Israel and Jewish peoplehood with Abraham; and a religious one with Moses. The State of Israel must abide by the Abrahamic covenant, but it must not force the Mosaic upon its citizens. The State should be culturally Jewish and allow for Jewish religious expression while refraining from most religious legislation. Religious Jews should use effective educational means, not coercion, to bring other Jews into the Mosaic covenant.