Row over Tzohar veto of Masorti rabbi participation in Shavuot event in Tel Aviv

A dispute has broken out between the Masorti (Conservative) Movement in Israel and the Tzohar national-religious rabbinical association over an event scheduled for the night of the upcoming Shavuot holiday.

For the last four years, Tzohar along with the Tzavta cultural center in Tel Aviv have teamed up to stage a night of Jewish studies, lectures, and cultural interaction on Shavuot eve between secular and religious Israelis, similar to the traditional all-night study sessions undertaken by religious Jews on the holiday evening.

Last year, the Reform and Conservative movements requested to participate, but Tzohar, an Orthodox organization, was reticent and it was agreed to postpone non-Orthodox participation until this year, 2015.


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