Bill Banning Reform Jews From Ritual Baths for Conversion Wins Israeli Cabinet Ministers' Approval
Only three ministers present for vote on measure proposed by ultra-Orthodox party; bill 'tramples freedom of religion and conscience of Jewish Israelis, would send a harsh negative message to Diaspora Jewry,' Reform Movement leader says.
The Ministerial Committee for Legislation decided on Sunday to back a controversial bill banning Reform Jews from mikvehs (ritual baths). The bill, proposed by MK Moshe Gafni (United Torah Judaism), will most...
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