Bill banning mikva use in non-Orthodox conversions passes first round of voting

A bill to bar the Reform and Conservative movements from using public mikvaot for conversion ceremonies was approved in its first reading in the Knesset plenum on Wednesday by a vote of 42-38.

Following an argument within the coalition about the proposed law on Sunday, it was agreed that the bill would not be advanced to its first reading until changes were made to it to preserve the autonomy of women when using mikvaot.


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