Conservative Rabbis Blast Yesh Atid MK on Jewish Marriage

The rabbis warn that by deferring to the Orthodox, Aliza Lavie and her colleagues are creating a rift between Israel and world Jewry.

MK Aliza Lavie (Yesh Atid) last week came under fire from Conservative Jewish rabbis at their annual international conference, after she told them she would support legislation allowing non-Orthodox rabbis to administer civil marriages in Israel — leaving the Orthodox Jewish Chief Rabbinate with a monopoly on Jewish marriages.