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Peres calls for open Judaism


Israel’s president has called for a more inclusive definition of Judaism.


In a meeting Thursday with leaders of Britain’s Reform movement, Shimon Peres also said the Jewish people have the right to decide who is a rabbi, Ha’aretz reported.


Last year, president Moshe Katsav refused to address the president of America’s Union for Reform Judaism, Rabbi Eric Yoffie, with his title of rabbi.