‘This law embarrasses the state of Israel’

Leaders of the progressive Jewish denominations in Israel have reacted furiously after the Knesset approved a law in its first reading which will essentially ban the Reform and Masorti movements from using public mikvas for conversion ceremonies.

Director of the Masorti (Conservative) Movement in Israel Yizhar Hess said the law would undermine Israel’s claim to be the nation state of the Jewish people, while Director of the Reform Movement in Israel Rabbi Gilad Kariv said the country was spitting in the face of Diaspora Jewry.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/This-law-embarrasses-the-state-of-Israel-458016

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