More Non-Orthodox Rabbis Seek State Recognition

With Israel funding 16 liberal rabbis in ‘outlying’ areas, urban ones now petition for their share.
06/04/2012 - 20:00
Israel Correspondnet

Jerusalem — If anyone were rooting for Miri Gold, one of the 16 non-Orthodox rabbis the Israeli government recognized last week as a community rabbi of an outlying area, it was Rabbi Levi Weiman-Kelman.

Like Rabbi Gold, who was the plaintiff in the Israel Religious Action Center’s (IRAC’s) High Court petition demanding salaries for rabbis in outlying communities, Rabbi Kelman is petitioning the court for recognition of non-Orthodox neighborhood rabbis in towns and cities.

Reform Rabbi Levi Weiman-Kelman is the plaintiff in a new High Court petition. Michele Chabin
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