Rabbis warn of impending disaster as conversion bill passes Knesset committee
'Israel is holding a bargain sale of its Jewish characteristics,' says Shas' Eli Yishai.
The Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee on Wednesday approved a bill that would enable municipal rabbis to oversee the process of converting to Judaism. The draft law, which was submitted by MK Elazar Stern (Hatnuah), was passed by a vote of seven to four. Although the bill was approved by the Knesset in a first reading last month, it became the subject of coalition infighting, pitting Habayit...
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