Reform and Conservative Jews of choice cannot be denied entry to state-run mikvehs (ritual baths) as part of their conversion process, the High Court of Justice ruled Thursday.
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The Department for Diaspora Activities of the World Zionist Organization, which works tirelessly to strengthen the ties between Jewish communities in the Diaspora and Israel, and aims to turn the State of Israel into "Beit Ha'am"-- the "Home of the Nation" for all Jewry -- applauds the important step to make a permanent space for egalitarian prayer at the Kotel.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu only recently declared before the North American Jewish leadership his commitment to ensuring that all streams of Judaism feel at home in Israel and his promise to provide governmental funding to Israel’s non-Orthodox institutions. This was great PR and necessary strategic positioning, but the reality on the ground is very different.
The Israeli Government has passed an historic and unprecedented resolution legalizing and officially recognizing the status of egalitarian prayer at the Kotel – Western Wall.