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        5/31/2013, Sivan 22, 5773

      Legal Opinion: Stern Law Problematic

      Attorney Avraham Lavie said, Friday, that "the Stern Law", which seeks to amend the Chief Rabbinate Law by enlarging the committee which makes the final selection, is problematic from a number of standpoints. Lavie wrote an opinion on the law, received during the last day by religious-Zionist rabbis, headed by Rabbi Haim Druckman and Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein.

      Interviewed by Arutz Sheva's Hebrew service, Lavie said the new law has far-reaching implications that could cause a number of appeals to the Supreme Court, which could impose a freeze on the selection of the next chief rabbis "until further notice". He said the law to expand the committee would put the country on a slippery slope to a day, not far away, when the High Court could decide that women could apply for Chief Rabbi.