American Reform and Conservative Jews Hail Western Wall's 'Liberation'

February 1, 2016 3:22 AM

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American Reform and Conservative Jews Hail Western Wall's 'Liberation'

Some of the loudest cheering for Sunday’s historic deal to create an egalitarian prayer space at Judaism’s holiest site, the Western Wall, came from 7,000 miles away.

Reform and Conservative leaders in America called it the Israeli government’s first serious step to honor religious plurality in Israel, where the ultra Orthodox largely control Jewish expression in the public sphere.

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