Legislative panel to vote on conversion bill Sunday, despite chief rabbi's opposition
Bill's author delayed vote 'for the sake of the chief rabbis’ honor' who are concerned conversion rules not stringent enough.
The Ministerial Committee for Legislation is expected to vote Sunday on a bill that would give local religious councils authority over conversions to Judaism. The draft law has the support of the coalition parties, but opposition from the chief rabbis is jeopardizing its passage.
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