As Israel approaches her 50th anniversary, we Reform Jews remain utterly and unequivocally committed to the survival of a strong, secure Jewish State. We
are also reminded that Israel was created, in part, to bring about a moral and spiritual renaissance for the entire Jewish people.
Today, however, we look at the Orthodox control of religious life in Israel with deep distress. Our concern for the spiritual essence of the Jewish State
compels us to make our first priority the pursuit of religious freedom