Thursday, December 30, 2021

Liberman issues warning to chief rabbi as Knesset vote on conversion reform delayed

Coalition lawmakers on Wednesday postponed a vote on legislation that would reform the Jewish conversion process in Israel, after determining they lacked sufficient support to advance the bill.

The bill’s author, Yisrael Beytenu MK Yulia Malinovsky, met with Religious Affairs Minister Matan Kahana, Intelligence Minister Elazar Stern and Knesset Committee chairman Nir Orbach. The group decided to move forward with a plenum debate on the legislation but to table the vote for another two weeks.

Orbach, fellow Yamina MK Yomtob Kalfon and lawmakers from the Ra’am faction have reportedly decided against supporting the legislation, which would allow for conversions outside the auspices of the Chief Rabbinate by authorizing municipal rabbis to supervise the process.

1 comment :

  1. The Chareidi community's ideological principle forbidding compromise of any kind is causing them to play a dangerous game here. On the other hand, they know there's another election in a few years and they'll probably get back into government and just reverse all this anyway.


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