The Knesset passed into law on Tuesday a requirement that at least four women be included on the committee that elects rabbinical court rabbis. Haredi Knesset Members voted against the bill.
The committee automatically includes the Justice Minister, who currently is Tzipi Livni and who will sit on the committee in addition to the four other women. Another woman will act as rabbinical advocate.
Other members of the committee include another minister, two Knesset Members and lawyers from the national Bar Association.
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