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Topic - Gilad Kariv
With the holy city of Jerusalem visible in the background, a man and woman standing side by side lead prayers for about 50 congregants who have come to welcome the Sabbath in this suburb's Reform synagogue.
"It is one victory out of many that are needed in order to reach full equality in Israel between the denominations," he said.
"The important thing is that the Israeli government will not be able to say anymore that the non-Orthodox denominations do not deserve equal treatment."