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        4/18/2013, Iyar 8, 5773

      MK Lavie: Appoint an Orthodox Female Torah Authority


      MK Dr. Aliza Lavie (Yesh Atid) has announced she intends to propose a law requiring the state appointment of a Chief Rabbinate female Orthodox Torah Authority for women, who will address all Torah Law issues pertaining to women on behalf of religious and secular Jews who will feel more comfortable with a female Authority on Jewish practices and rituals, capable of teaching with an approach based on experience with family counseling and social work.

      "I intend to make this option available to the nation as I have already established it for the IDF Chief Rabbinate," said Lavie.