Shas vetoing appointment of liberal rabbinical judges committee members, sources say

Committee members of the Rabbinical Judges Appointments Committee and women’s rights groups are increasingly concerned over what they are describing as a veto by Shas against the appointment of three liberal candidates to the regional rabbinical courts.

Dr. Rachel Levmore, the female rabbinical courts advocate representative on the appointment’s committee, called on committee chairman and Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz not to acquiesce to Shas’ veto.

Committee member MK Revital Swid again called on Steinitz to “appoint appropriate rabbinical judges,” while a separate source close to committee member and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked objected to Shas’ veto of national-religious candidates.


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