Bill proposed to stop state rabbis accepting wedding fees

28.11.2011                      02.Kislev. 5772

Knesset:

Bill proposed to stop state rabbis accepting wedding fees

"Marrying people is part of a rabbi’s job, so there’s no reason he should get money for this service when he gets a salary from the state.”

Following the storm that erupted two weeks ago surrounding the issue of wedding licenses for rabbis, MK Uri Orbach (Habayit Hayehudi) proposed a new bill to address one of the core complaints in the controversy.
Orbach’s bill, submitted last week, would make it illegal for a rabbi employed by a local religious council to accept money or any other form of remuneration when performing a wedding for someone who lives in the city where he works….