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  Tevet 21, 5772 , 16/01/12

Bill: Registration of Rabbinically Recognized Jews

The Knesset Interior and Environmental Protection Ministry unanimously approved for its first Knesset reading, Monday, a bill, under which the Interior Ministry's Population Registry will recognize religious court decisions that individuals are Jewish. The ministry has refused to recognize the Jewish status of a number of people recognized by rabbinical courts.

Committee Chairman Amnon Cohen said the legislation will prevent harassment of those who have been approved by the religious courts.

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