Fearing changes to rabbinate, ultra-Orthodox oppose female Islamic judges (The Times of Israel)

Health Minister Yaakov Litzman of the ultra-Orthodox United Torah Judaism party on Wednesday was set to spearhead opposition to a bill encouraging the appointment of female Islamic judges, on the grounds that it would set a legal precedent for the election of female rabbinical judges. A spokesman for Litzman confirmed that the Haredi party was planning…

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