Here is a special update on the situation in Israel following the government’s suspension of the plan for egalitarian prayer at the Kotel (Western Wall) and a bill giving the ultra-Orthodox Chief Rabbinate a monopoly over conversions.
We have had some good news. This morning Prime Minister Netanyahu ordered a halt to the process of the conversion bill, establishing a team to examine a compromise between the sides. Click here to read a statement from Rabbis Gilad Kariv and Rick Jacobs following this news.
Here is an update on these events, including Q&As from the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism.
Here is an update from the Alliance for Progressive Judaism Israel Desk.
Click here to read a response from The World Union for Progressive Judaism and other organisations around the world.