The Promised Podcast: Ritual Hypocrites

PART 2: American passport-holding Knesset Members who love Conservative and Reform Judaism have been voting against it, most recently passing a bill outlawing use of state ritual baths (mikvehs) by non-Orthodox converts. Does this make them hypocrites?

An immigrant speaking with MK Michael Oren at the Yom Ha’aliyah event in Tel Aviv.
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American passport-holding Knesset Members who love Conservative and Reform Judaism have been voting against it, most recently passing a bill outlawing use of state ritual baths (mikvehs) by non-Orthodox converts. Noah, TLV1’s Gilad Halpern and Times of Israel Ops & Blogs Editor Miriam Herschlag discuss whether this makes them hypocrites.

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The Promised Podcast is an inside view of how Israel can warm your heart and make your blood boil. It’s a radio show by a journalist, a professor and an NGO guy who live in and love Israel even though it drives them crazy, and who each week discuss the latest in Israeli politics, culture and society. The show is hosted by Allison Kaplan Sommer, Don Futterman, and Noah Efron.