Reform movements express outrage with Shas law criminalizing pluralist prayer at Western Wall

The Reform and Masorti (Conservative) Movements in Israel have reacted with anger to new legislation introduced by the Shas party which would render the resolution to create a state-recognized pluralist prayer space at the southern end of the Western Wall obsolete.

The bill, announced by Shas on Monday night, would criminalize anyone participating in progressive prayer services at the Western Wall, including the southern section, who would be liable to prison sentences and hefty fines.


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