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        2/18/2014, Adar 18, 5774

      Hareidi Uproar Over Conversion Bill is 'Cheap Politics'

      MKs from the Knesset’s hareidi factions expressed outrage Monday as the Knesset approved, in a first vote, a bill to ease conversion to Judaism by decentralizing the Rabbinate courts involved in the process.

      Now, the Deputy Minister for Religious Affairs, Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan of the Jewish Home party, has retaliated, accusing the MKs who condemned the bill of pulling a cheap political trick