Rivlin hosts non-Orthodox and Orthodox leaders for study session to heal rift

President Reuven Rivlin hosted a seminar on Thursday at his official residence to explore the concept of Jewish unity following a recent dispute between the president’s office and the Masorti (Conservative) Jewish movement in Israel, and ahead of the Fast of the Ninth of Av this coming Sunday which marks the destruction of the two ancient Temples in Jerusalem and is designated as a time of national introspection.

In June this year, a row broke out between the president’s office and the Masorti movement, after attempts to organize a Bar Mitzvah ceremony at the President’s Residence for special needs children from a Masorti program broke down when the different sides could not agree as to how the event would be conducted.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Rivlin-hosts-non-Orthodox-and-Orthodox-leaders-for-study-session-to-heal-rift-410005

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