What significance is the decision of the Israeli Supreme Court in recognizing Conservative and Reform conversions? The URJ applauded it, but what does the decision really mean?
Additional information... As far as I know, the Israeli government is not a halachic authority. So for them to recognize Conservative and Reform conversions, does that only apply to matters directly relating to the current state of Israel? Do the various Orthodox groups have to change their views of these conversions? Are they Jews for burial purposes?
What did this decision change? Why is the decision significant for Conservative and Reform Judaism?