Reform and Conservative Jews of choice cannot be denied entry to state-run mikvehs (ritual baths) as part of their conversion process, the High Court of Justice ruled Thursday.

… “From the moment the state set up public mikvehs and made them available to the public – including for the purpose of conversion – it cannot discriminate among those who use them,” the High Court said in its ruling.

… “This is another significant step toward full recognition of the Reform and Conservative movements in Israel, and we will continue our efforts to complete the process over the coming years,” said Rabbi Gilad Kariv, executive director of the Reform movement in Israel.