Yair Lapid on religious pluralism


Wondering where Israel’s new political darling stands on some of the issues dear to the hearts and minds of American Jews? Check out this speech Yesh Atid founder Yair Lapid gave last May to the Rabbinical Assembly of Conservative Judaism.

He says he supports women wearing tallis prayer shawls at the Western Wall, wants civil marriage in Israel, believe all Jewish denominations are equal and wants to eliminate the dominance of the Chief Rabbinate.

Lapid: “Israel cannot be the only country in the Western World that has no freedom of religion to Jews."

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