Bayit Yehudi MKs join haredi bill banning Reform, Conservative use of mikvas

Four MKs from the Bayit Yehudi party have signed on to a bill proposed by United Torah Judaism MKs Moshe Gafni and Uri Maklev which would in effect circumvent a recent ruling by the Supreme Court allowing the Reform and Conservative movements to use public mikvas for their conversion ceremonies.

MKs Shuli Moalem-Refaeli, Nissan Slomiansky, Bezalel Smotrich and Mordhay Yogev have all signed the proposed legislation.

Director of the Reform Movement in Israel Rabbi Gilad Kariv called the legislation “absurd,” but expressed disappointment that Moalem-Refaeli and Slomiansky had signed the bill.


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