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

Noa Shpigel
Noa Shpigel
Noa Shpigel
Noa Shpigel

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.

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