03.06.2012 13.Siwan. 5772
Meretz leader speaks out against religious services minister's comments disparaging state decision to pay non-Orthodox rabbis.
Meretz chairwoman on Saturday called on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to fire Religious Services Minister Ya’acov Margi, after the Shas minister spoke out against the state’s decision last week to pay the salaries of non- Orthodox rabbis in accordance with a recommendation from the High Court of Justice.
Until now, non-Orthodox religious leaders have not been recognized as rabbis and their communities have had to pay their salaries with money raised via membership dues. The Religious Services Ministry pay the wages of many Orthodox rabbis….