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Israel Ministry for Religious Affairs to Aid Reform Synagogue

The Ministry for Religious Affairs announced here today that it will grant assistance to a Reform synagogue in Upper Nazareth. The assurance followed a visit to the synagogue by a representative of the Ministry, who promised that the house of worship will “not be discriminated against.”

The Ministry has repeatedly been accused in similar situations of declining to assist non-Orthodox congregations in Israel, and of bringing pressure against organizations to bar use of their facilities for worship by such congregations.