Business owners could soon be allowed to choose which rabbi they want to employ for kashrut supervision.
The opposition maintains that the proposed legislation would lead to discrimination against women
Rabbis and leaders on the Modern Orthodox left condemn the decision.
New agreement could have far-reaching implications for converts considering immigration to Israel who live outside established Jewish communities.
The safety concerns apparently met the threshold of 'pikuah nefesh' - the concept of saving a life that's used to violate Jewish law during special situations.
Neeman, who was born to a religious family in Tel Aviv in 1939, served as both Justice Minister and Finance Minister in governments headed by Benjamin Netanyahu.
In Jewish law, saving lives takes precedence over other commandments, sacred as they may be | Analysis
Sir John Simon represented a district with almost no Jews, yet famously fought for Jewish advancement and rights
Verdict will address whether fathers earning the same or less than mothers will keep making full payments.
New policy issued by State Prosecutor Shai Nitzan says get-refusers could be indicted and prosecutors will ask for long sentences.