In this photo taken Thursday, June 20, 2013, Israeli Rabbis Miriam Berkowitz, left, and Valery Stessin, of the Kashuvot organization for pastoral care, also known as spiritual support,

 

              In this photo taken Thursday, June 20, 2013, Israeli Rabbis Miriam Berkowitz, left, and Valery Stessin, of the Kashuvot organization for pastoral care, also known as spiritual support,
In this photo taken Thursday, June 20, 2013, Israeli Rabbis Miriam Berkowitz, left, and Valery Stessin, of the Kashuvot organization for pastoral care, also known as spiritual support, pose for a photo at a hospital in Jerusalem. Depending on whom you ask, these women are either pioneers or provocateurs. They are part of the liberal Reform or Conservative streams of Judaism which allow women to perform rituals typically reserved for men under Orthodox Judaism, the dominant form of Judaism in Israel. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)