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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Rabbi Alona Lisitsa, a Reform rabbi, participated in a religious council in in Mevasseret Zion, a town west of Jerusalem, May 2012.

Reform, Conservative movements continue making inroads in Israel

By Mati Wagner, JTA May 22, 2012

JERUSALEM — After a Jerusalem-area’s religious council allowed a female Reform rabbi to participate in its proceedings, some advocates of liberal Judaism in the country are hailing their inroads into the Orthodox-dominated religious infrastructure....

Masorti Executive Director Yizhar Hess, right, welcoming Israeli
President Shimon Peres at the Masorti gala dinner, Jan. 5, 2012.
Courtesy of Masorti movement

Peres praises Masorti movement, condemns extremists

JTA, JERUSALEM January 10, 2012

Israeli President Shimon Peres praised the Masorti movement's contributions to Israel and condemned extremists in Israel. “I came here this evening to hear women singing,” Peres said Jan. 5 after a performance of the Masorti youth movement's coed...

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