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Israel’s Chief Rabbinate facing new wave of criticism and calls for change

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/israel/article/israels_chief_rabbinate_facing_new_wave_of_criticism_and_calls_for_change_2

The latest battle over religious pluralism in Israel has unleashed a new barrage of criticism and calls for reform aimed at the Orthodox-controlled Israeli Chief Rabbinate. Unlike major flare-ups in past decades, however, this time it’s not just the Reform and Conservative movements leading the charge -- mainstream, consensus-oriented Jewish groups with no denominational affiliations are speaking out, too.

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