take the money and run

by Leah Bieler

This may be a bit esoteric for some, but in Israel the mikvah (ritual bath) issue is a big one right now. And, lest American feel superior, in many communities, Orthodox run mikvaot will not allow Conservative or reform conversions in their pools, because, cooties. No, actually, they believe they'd be seen as condoning non-Orthodox conversion. In the Forward today, I explain why sometimes separate but equal could be a step in the right direction.


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