Another victory for Reform and Conservative Jews || Israel's Religious Services Ministry to allow non-Orthodox, state-funded community rabbis
Ministry to phase out state-employed neighborhood rabbis and channel funds to communities that hire rabbis; Reform movement in North America welcomes the move.
In another move toward recognition of non-Orthodox Jewish movements, the Religious Services Ministry announced Thursday that it plans to abolish the institution of state-appointed neighborhood rabbis. Instead, financial support will be given to communities that request it for rabbis of their own choice, including non-Orthodox ones.
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