Chief Rabbi Lau calls for gov’t to consult with chief rabbinate over all legislation

Rabbinical supervision is often requested in the realm of kashrut, conversion, and other facets of Jewish life. But Chief Rabbi David Lau went one further on Monday, saying that the government of Israel could also do with some rabbinical supervision.

Speaking at a conference of the Israel Bar Association in Eilat, the chief rabbi suggested that a law be passed requiring the government to consult with the chief rabbinate on all proposed legislation that is placed before it for consideration for passage to the Knesset.

Lau was speaking in a joint panel with new Minister of Justice Ayelet Shaked, Attorney General Yehudah Weinstein, and Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino, and made the suggestion to Shaked, in light of her chairmanship, as Justice Minister, of the Ministerial Committee for Legislation.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Chief-Rabbi-Lau-calls-for-govt-to-consult-with-chief-rabbinate-over-all-legislation-403435

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