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Naama Kelman, the Jewish state’s first female rabbi, speaks about shifting attitudes toward the Reform movement in Israel.

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
December 28, 2017 21:40
Rabbi Naama Kelman

Rabbi Naama Kelman. (photo credit: COURTESY NAAMA KELMAN)

IN 1992, Naamah Kelman made history when she became the first female rabbi ordained in Israel.

Last month, Kelman’s daughter, Leora Ezrachi-Vered, became the 100th Reform rabbi ordained in the Jewish state.

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