Ministers postpone vote on Shas bill to give rabbinate input on legislation

The Ministerial Committee for Legislation postponed its vote on a controversial Shas bill that would require the Chief Rabbinate to give an opinion on proposals related to religion and state.

The committee decided to wait three months before officially weighing in on the bill proposed by MK Yoav Ben-Tzur (Shas) and cosponsored by MKs from UTJ, Bayit Yehudi and Likud.

Immigration and Absorption Minister Ze’ev Elkin, who was part of the Likud’s negotiating team in coalition talks, told the committee that the matter arose during the negotiations, and did not get into any of the agreements.


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