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The concept of a Halachic state refers to a hypothetical theocracy based upon Jewish law (similar to the Islamic theocracies of Saudi Arabia and Iran). In such a state, non-Jews have the status of ger toshav and would not be full citizens.


Stances of religious political parties in Israel

United Torah Judaism (UTJ) and Shas in principle aspire to the transformation of Israel into a Halachic state. However, they are not trying to implement this at this point in time. In contrast, Chayil and other Kahanist groups actively promote this (Kahanists such as Kach and Kahane Chai advocate the abolition of liberal democracy and the creation of a Halakhic state in its stead). Meimad is the only Jewish religious political party in Israel that actively opposes a Halachic state. The National Religious Party wishes to increase the Jewish religious character of the state incrementally by influencing individuals.

Stance of Jewish Torah leaders

In particular, the Lubavitcher Rebbe spoke out advocating the transformation of Israel into a Halachic state.[1] He also pointed out many times that according to Jewish tradition the arrival of the Moshiach, the Jewish Messiah, would bring the Land of Israel to be under the rule of the Halacha. This state would be a monarchy, with Moshiach at its head.

Sanhedrin revival movement

The current movement to re-establish the Sanhedrin, ostensibly as a religiously-dominated upper house of the Knesset, is also widely regarded as an attempt to move the Israeli government to a halakhic state of governance and jurisprudence.

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