Recently, a Reform congregation in Washington, D.C., hosted a Jewish wedding ceremony for three Israeli couples who are unable or unwilling to marry in Israel.
Rabbi Noa Sattath
For the first time in Israel's history, a woman can apply for the position of Knesset Rabbi.
Almost one year ago, the Knesset started the crisis by passing a bill in its first reading that would only recognize conversions performed in Israel under the auspices of the ultra-Orthodox Chief Rabbinate.
In Israel's 70th year, few, especially in the progressive camp, are expecting a jubilee-type liberation – but we must redouble our efforts to promote a just Israel.
Together with the Israeli Gay Fathers Association, we filed a petition with the Israeli Supreme Court to demand action. All the while, we have been pressuring the Ministry of Welfare to carry out its mandate.