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Israeli Ultra-Orthodox Lawmaker Compares Reform Jews To Mentally Ill

MK Israel Eichler (United Torah Judaism) launched a diatribe against the Reform Movement and the High Court of Justice over the court’s decision that people who did not convert through the state-sanctioned, Orthodox system must not be denied the right to immerse in public ritual baths.  Read more

Israel – Court: Reform, Conservative Can Use Public Mikvaot For Conversion

In another victory for the non-Orthodox movements in Israel, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that converts through the Reform and Masorti (Conservative) movements should be allowed to use public mikvaot for their ritual immersion. Read more