Conflict & Justice

Israel to Put More Liberal Rabbis on State Payroll

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Rabbi of the State Miri Gold of Kibbutz Gezer in central Israel was only the third woman to be ordained a rabbi in Israel. Now, she is set to become one of the first rabbis from the Reform stream of Judaism to receive a salary from the Israeli government.

In Israel, there is no separation between synagogue and state.

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Orthodox rabbis are funded by the Israeli government, while rabbis from the Reform and Conservative movements are not.

That is expected to change, as Israel says it will put non-Orthodox rabbis on the state payroll.

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