Rabbi Ovadia Yosef: Stop thwarting army conversion law

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 4, 2011 12:05

Spiritual leader of Shas Rabbi Ovadia Yosef has called upon members of his party to stop pushing legislation designed to thwart Israel Beiteinu's IDF conversion law, Army Radio reported Tuesday. According to the new Shas initiative, the chief military rabbi would only be appointed by the Chief Rabbinate, thereby enabling Shas to exert control over conversions in the army. In Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's opinion, this new law is unnecessary because of the good relationship already existent between the two rabbinates. 


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