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  11/3/2013, Cheshvan 30, 5774

'Conversion Bill' to be Discussed in Knesset Today


The Ministerial Committee for Legislation will convene today (Sunday) to discuss the so-called "Conversion Bill", a proposal to allow local Rabbinate courts to conduct conversion procedures in lieu of the national Rabbinate. The bill, which has been moving through parliamentary procedure since before the formation of the current Knesset, was originally proposed by Yisrael Beitenu (now Likud-Beitenu), in efforts spearheaded by MK David Rotem.