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  Elul 14, 5767 , 28/08/07

Non-Orthodox Groups Slam Rabbinical Appts to Panel

Fifteen of the 17 new judges to be appointed by the selection committee for rabbinical judges Wednesday are incumbents, and 12 of those are hareidi religious rabbis, according to a report in Haaretz.

Non-Orthodox groups, angered at the move, are demanding that the committee increase the percentage of judges from the Reform and Conservative movements on the rabbinical panels.

Several women’s groups plan to rally outside the Justice Ministry while the selection committee, headed by Justice Minister Daniel Friedmann, makes its recommendations.  Reportedly the committee has also unanimously voted to appoint three rabbis from the Shas party to take the bench at the Great Rabbinical Court on Monday.

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