High Court strikes another blow against chief rabbinate monopoly on religious life

In what is yet another strike against the religious establishment in Israel, the High Court of Justice ruled on Thursday afternoon that private Orthodox conversions conducted in Israel should be recognized by the state for eligibility for the Right of Return.

It joins a recent ruling allowing non-Orthodox converts the use of public mikvas, as well as a state agreement with the non-Orthodox movements to create a pluralist prayer section at the Western Wall, as another blow to the Orthodox establishment’s dominance over religious life in the country.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/High-Court-strikes-another-blow-against-chief-rabbinate-monopoly-on-religious-life-449880

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