On the observance of our kashrut laws there should never be a compromise, but who has oversight is up for debate.
Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman threatened to remove the chief rabbi if he stopped approving conversions.
The rabbinate has become a restricted club of only one sector of Israeli society, and attempts to diversify it are met with strong opposition.
Minister Matan Kahana's comments were criticized since municipal chief rabbis are in effect never subject to disciplinary procedures despite gross violations of the regulations.
The Knesset committee has begun its deliberations on government kashrut reforms.
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Closing women’s mikvahs due to promiscuity and not men’s was a form of illegal gender-based discrimination and violated laws regarding freedom of religion.
The longest-serving municipal chief rabbi has held his office for the last 64 years.
From the Chief Rabbinate to Hamas, and from the Negev to the Temple Mount, it is time to break the syndicates that undermine Israeli sovereignty and governance.
Chief Rabbi Lau said that religiously traditional Israelis and foreign visitors will not be able to understand the differences between competing kashrut authorities.