‘Borderline corruption’ alleged against haredi political parties, chief rabbi

Allegations have been leveled at the haredi political parties and Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef of attempting to circumvent the current list of candidates for rabbinical judgeships, in order to gain time in which to pack the membership of the appointments committee and add their own nominees to the shortlist of candidates.

Speaking to The Jerusalem Post, committee members MK Revital Swid of Labor called on committee chairman Infrastructure Minister Yuval Steinitz to prevent the circumvention of the approved candidates, saying it is crucial to appoint rabbinical judges who believe in gender equality and who are connected to the general public.

Dr. Rachel Levmore, the representative female rabbinical courts advocate on the committee, called for public pressure on Steinitz to ensure the appointment of a rabbinical judges who hold the same values as the majority of Israeli citizens.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Borderline-corruption-alleged-against-haredi-political-parties-chief-rabbi-413558

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