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October 22, 2014 | 28th Tishrei 5775

Religious Freedom in Israel

Adopted by the General Assembly
Union of American Hebrew Congregations
October 29-November 2, 1997 Dallas

Religious Freedom in Israel

It is with a great sense of urgency that we call upon the Council of Jewish Federations, local Federations, the national United Jewish Appeal, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (formerly NJCRAC), and the Jewish Agency for Israel to adopt the following resolution regarding freedom of religion in Israel:

"We strongly urge the Government of Israel to end the religious monopoly of the State Rabbinate and to extend equal recognition and support to all streams of Judaism. We call upon the Government of Israel to recognize the variety of expressions of Judaism in the Jewish state and the world. The rabbis and cantors of the Reform, Conservative, and Reconstructionist Movements must not be excluded from full religious functioning in the State of Israel. "

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