MK Tzipi Hotovely announced Monday she would be introducing a bill, along side
MK Uri Orbach, to legally ensure that any rabbi with ordination from the Chief
Rabbinate is able to carry out wedding ceremonies.
The move comes
following furor that erupted last week when the religious-Zionist Tzohar
rabbinical organization shut down its free wedding service because of
bureaucratic obstacles erected by the Religious Ministry. A deal
was eventually reached and Tzohar restarted its program.
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