Excerpt from the report: On Tuesday, the Subcommittee for Equal Rights for Persons with Disabilities convened to discuss the accessibility of religious buildings, religious services and the holy places. This committee is a subcommittee of the Labor and Social Welfare Committee and promotes equal rights for individuals with disabilities.
MK Shirly Pinto Kadosh (Yemina) opened the debate: “The area of religious services is not only the concern of the religious and ultra-Orthodox public; there are segments of the population from all sectors who may either require religious services or who may wish to maintain a connection and visit the Jewish holy places. There are more than 130 Jewish holy sites in Israel and tens of thousands of synagogues. Despite their obligation to ensure accessibility, only a tiny fraction of these are even partially accessible.”