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"I'll take a ginsu to your pe'ah too!"
“I was pretty knocked out by the fact that she took these profound prayers and transferred them in a way that everybody in the room could relate to, and it was a very uplifting evening.”
Tzipi Livni, Yair Lapid attack gov’t policies on religious pluralism, stress need to recognize different relgious streams.
"We call on you to condemn, unequivocally and in the strongest terms, the verbal assaults and death threats unleashed on the leader of our Israeli Movement."
By ALON EINHORN
Currently, the state does not recognize the Reform and Masorti (Conservative) movements for the purposes of their religious ceremonies.
By JEREMY SHARON
“We are saying ‘enough’ to the whitewashing of the NIF amongst the National-Religious community,” said Amital Bareli, director of Chotam.
Meretz party chair MK Tamar Zandberg welcomed Hayun’s decision to join the party saying it would strengthen the fight for liberal and pluralist values, which she said are currently under attack.
“The enshrining of discrimination into law, and harmful words spoken by religious leaders, sow the seeds of hatred and brutality in the land."
Rabbinical Courts have no authority to instruct police to open criminal investigations, yet police stated they ‘opened an investigation in light of the decision of the Haifa Rabbinical Court”
"The Israeli public wants an open and welcoming Judaism without coercion and most importantly one which respects every person’s path and customs," said Masorti leader Dr. Yizhar Hess.
Conservative Rabbi Dubi Hayun, who was questioned about performing a wedding without having registered it with the Chief Rabbinate's office, attended the fourth annual pre-Tisha Be’Av study session.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
‘Iran is here,’ Conservative Rabbi Hayun says about religious-inspired move
"These people think they are defending society and serving religion, but they don’t understand that they are destroying society," a community rabbi said.
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