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  • Non-Orthodox movements continue making inroads in Israel

    May 22, 2012 | 1:50 pm

    After a Jerusalem-area’s religious council allowed a female Reform rabbi to participate in its proceedings, some advocates of liberal Judaism in the country are hailing their inroads into the Orthodox-dominated religious infrastructure.

    At the beginning of May, the Orthodox...

  • Female Reform rabbi seated on Jerusalem suburb’s religious council

    May 16, 2012 | 10:10 am

    A female Reform rabbi took her place on the religious council of Mevasseret Zion, a suburb of Jerusalem.

    Rabbi Alona Lisitsa said she did not feel hostility from the rest of the representatives—all Orthodox—of the local religious council, according to reports.

    The Reform Mevasseret...