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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Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked attends a Knesset Committee meeting on legislation reform, Jerusalem, August 13, 2017.
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked attends a Knesset Committee meeting on legislation reform, Jerusalem, August 13, 2017.Credit: Emil Salman
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