More than 100 Orthodox leaders protest recognition of Conservative, Reform rabbis
Some 130 Orthodox rabbis, as well as right-wing MKs, participate in meeting called by Sepahrdic Chief Rabbi Amar, aimed at foiling state's decision; non-Orthodox rabbi stage protest of their own outside rabbinate.
The state's intention to recognize and fund the salaries of Reform and Conservative rabbis turned the Chief Rabbinate's Office in Jerusalem into a scene of protest and counter-protest on Tuesday. More than 200 Orthodox rabbis, ministers and MKs - nearly all of them Haredi - held an "emergency meeting" inside the building about foiling the state's plan, while some 50 Conservative and Reform activists...
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