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When my purity means your impurity

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Published: 19 March 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

The Mikveh Bill: when my purity means your impurity – Yedidiah Z. Stern – The Times of Israel 16.03.16
The “Mikveh Bill” advanced earlier this week by the Ministerial Committee on Legislation aims to circumvent a Supreme Court decision allowing Jews of all denominations to use public mikvehs for ritual purposes in their own ways. The bill is patently discriminatory. If the state allocates taxpayers’ money to build ritual baths, why should they be available only to those whose religious outlook and behaviours toe the stringent line of the ultra-Orthodox rabbinate?
[Prof. Yedidia Stern is a Vice-President of Research at the Israel Democracy Institute and a former Dean of the Law Faculty at Bar-Ilan University, where he still teaches.]
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