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September 24, 2016 / 21 Elul, 5776
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Waze to Direct Israelis to Synagogues and Mikvehs

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The Israeli company Waze, recently bought by Google for more than $1 billion, soon will be programmed to direct Israelis to the synagogue and mikveh [ritual bath] of their choice, according to the Ministry of Religious Services. The results of the mikveh search also will show uses what hours they are open and whom to contact.

The new programming will allow users to find mikvehs as well as local religious councils, which will come in handy since a new Knesset law gives couples the freedom to register for marriage at the religious  council of their choice.

The ministry said it will pay Waze to make available to users the locations of tens of thousands of synagogues.

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