The Reform Jewish Movement Is the Key to Change in Israel

The Orthodox rabbinate has taken over our lives, but the Jewish majority is strong enough to create a counterbalance.

I never thought I’d become a Reform Jew, but I’m considering it. That’s no small thing; I grew up in a house atypical for the head of the Labor movement. My father Moshe was a party man through and through, but he loved the Jewish tradition. He would loudly chant prayers, and when we were in New York he’d drag us around to find a kosher or vegetarian restaurant.