Israeli government backs bill for one city rabbi, not two
Ministerial committee approves legislation proposal to unite local Ashkenazi and Sephardi rabbinates.
The coalition is expected to support a bill that would see only one chief rabbi for each city in Israel instead of two, as current legislation allows. The bill entitled “Appointment of chief municipal rabbis and their election,” sponsored by MK Elazar Stern (Hatnuah), was approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Sunday, opposed only by Habayit Hayehudi ministers.
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