Analysis Bennett's Promise to 'Remove Politics From Religion' Holy Wars in Store for Bennett Over Reform of Israel's Rabbinate

The rabbinate will continue to control Jewish marriage after reforms presented by the religious services minister, but for the first time, competition will be introduced into the system.

If you’ve converted to Judaism and you’re from Ashdod, Rishon Lezion or Ashkelon, too bad. There’s a good chance you won’t be able to register to marry in the city where you live since the local chief rabbi, whose allegiance is to strict rabbis outside the system, does not recognize the state-sponsored conversion you underwent and sees you as non-Jews in every way.