News Brief 3/12/2013, Nisan 1, 5773
Proposal: Women to Help Choose Chief Rabbis
A new proposal in Knesset would raise the bar for candidates for the post of Chief Rabbi, and would ensure that at least 25% of those voting the new rabbis in be women.
The proposal was submitted Tuesday by MK Elazar Stern (Hatnua). It was signed by MKs from his party and by Shai Piron (Yesh Atid) and Uri Orbach (Bayit Yehudi), among others.
The bill states that a chief rabbi must have education or experience as both the rabbi of a city and a judge (dayan) in a court of Jewish law.