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Knesset ritual bath law overrides High Court ruling

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MK Moshe Gafni (United Torah Judaism)

MK Moshe Gafni (United Torah Judaism)

Published: 26 July 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Knesset passes controversial law banning non-Orthodox converts from using mikvehs – Judy Maltz – Haaretz 25.07.16
Law effectively circumvents High Court decision that banning Reform, Conservative converts from state-run mikvehs is discriminatory and therefore illegal. Jewish Agency criticises the law. Rabbi Gilad Kariv, of the Reform Movement in Israel, says it represents a breach of Netanyahu’s recent promise to prevent any legislation that would discriminate against the non-Orthodox movements.
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