Prominent Orthodox Rabbi Calls on Israel to Recognize Reform Judaism

Rabbi Yuval Cherlow says Israel's recognition of Reform Jewry is an existential matter; National-Religious group of which Cherlow is senior member, Tzohar, responds: We oppose any official Israeli recognition of Reform Judaism.

Rabbi Yuval Cherlow, a prominent Zionist Orthodox rabbi, has said it is necessary to “re-examine” the framework of rabbinical law so that the Jewish communities abroad will be able to absorb more Jews who are not religiously observant. He also called on Israel, for the first time, to recognize non-Orthodox streams of Judaism, including Reform conversions.