Conversion law scheduled to be brought before government on Sunday

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November 1, 2014 18:48

The cabinet is expected to vote and approve a government order on Sunday that will enact controversial reforms to the process of conversion on Sunday that would put an end to a bitter coalition fight that has at times severely destabilized the government.

The reforms were originally proposed by Hatnua MK Elazar Stern in the form of legislation with the purpose of allowing municipal chief rabbis to establish their own conversion courts and increase access to the system.

Intense opposition from Bayit Yehudi as well as the chief rabbis and the haredi political parties led Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to intervene towards the end of the summer Knesset session however after the legislation was close to approval in committee.


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