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        3/8/2013, Adar 26, 5773

      Habayit Hayehudi Demands Religious-Affairs Office


      One of the coalition demands of Habayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home-New National Religious Party) is to receive the portfolio of Religious Affairs and control over significant institutions that have grown out of the ministry in recent years, according to a Friday report by the Yisrael Hayom daily. Habayit Hayehudi is asking that the institutions return to the ministry as follows:

      The Chief Rabbinate and conversion system are currently under the Prime Minister's Office. Rabbinical courts are part of the Justice Ministry and the yeshiva branch is part of the Education Ministry.