Religion: Reform for Israel?

Jews in Israel have a take-it-or-leave-it choice in religion: be either completely Orthodox or thoroughly secular. Consequently, about one-third observe only the high holidays and another third practice no religion at all. Last week battle lines were being drawn over whether Israelis should have another alternative.

The man who may give it to them is Nelson Glueck, archaeologist and head of Cincinnati's Hebrew Union College, chief training center for U.S. Reform rabbis. Three years ago Dr. Glueck. three times director of the American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem's Old City, had the...

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