Israeli Coalition Leaders Push for Mixed-gender Prayer at Western Wall

Party leaders from the ruling coalition's secular flank are also pressing for reforms to the Chief Rabbinate's monopoly on conversion in Israel, drawing ire from religious parties

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Multiple party leaders traded barbs on Monday over proposed reforms to Israel's religious status quo, including a return to a controversial deal shelved in 2017 allowing men and women to pray together at the Western Wall.

Finance Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that his party would push for an egalitarian division of the Western Wall complex, adding that he would advance plans to devolve conversions from the Chief Rabbinate to local clergy.

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