Israeli Cabinet approves liberal Jewish prayer at holy site

January 31, 2016 2:37 PM

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Israeli Cabinet approves liberal Jewish prayer at holy site

JERUSALEM — Israel’s Cabinet voted Sunday to allow non-Orthodox Jewish prayer at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, a move advocates said marked a historic show of government support for liberal streams of Judaism.

The issue is of particular importance to the Jewish community in the United States, where the more liberal Reform and Conservative streams of Judaism are dominant. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pushed the plan in an attempt to please American Jews, a key source of support for Israel, des...

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