Chief Rabbinate in fierce attack on Reform, Conservative movements

The Chief Rabbinate issued on Thursday an aggressive condemnation of the non-Orthodox Jewish denominations, accusing them of ״uprooting Judaism,״ causing assimilation and inter-marriage, and said they had “no connection” to authentic Judaism. The Reform movement retorted that the chief rabbinate’s attack was based on its “panic” that Israelis were fed up with the Orthodox establishment.

The 16-member Council of the Chief Rabbinate issued its statement following its monthly meeting and addressed the agreement reached last month between the government, the non-Orthodox denominations and the Women of the Wall organization to create an upgraded pluralist prayer section at the southern end of the Western Wall.


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