Bayit Yehudi not supporting favored liberal candidate for Supreme Rabbinical Court

Bayit Yehudi has decided to support Rabbi Shlomo Shapira, a rabbinical judge in Netanya, as its second candidate for appointment to the Supreme Rabbinical Court, in a blow to several women’s rights groups campaigning for an alternative nominee.

The Rabbinical Judges Appointments Committee is scheduled to convene on Wednesday, as the July 15 deadline set by the High Court of Justice to appoint new rabbinical judges to the Supreme Rabbinical Court rapidly approaches.

There is however no agreement yet between all nine committee members to appoint the preferred candidates of the three principal players in the process, United Torah Judaism, Shas and Bayit Yehudi.


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