Knesset Advances Controversial Bill Prescribing Jewish Law in Absence of Legal Precedent

Critics say the bill, which was passed its first reading 36-30, discriminates against women, non-Jews and members of the LGBT community. 'This road is leading us to a halakhic state'

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The Knesset approved a bill in first reading on Monday that would require judges to rule “in light of the principles of Jewish law” if confronted by a case for which there is no current law or legal precedent....