Progressive Jewish communities are not universally 'scorned and despised in Israel' as Rabbi Eric Yoffie has written, but the belittling and degrading description of Reform Judaism offered by Daniel Gordis demonstrates precisely why the lack of religious pluralism in Israel is a real problem.
Rabbi Michael Boyden
Rabbi Michael (Micky) Boyden was the founding rabbi of the Reform congregations in Ra’anana and Hod Hasharon and is past Director of the Beit Din of the Israel Council of Progressive Rabbis. Before making aliyah in 1985 he served as the rabbi of the Cheshire Reform congregation in the UK.
Despite a victory for non-Orthodox Judaism, a future government to introduce legislation overturning the Supreme Court ruling and thereby re-instating the so-called status quo in matters of religion and state.