‘Historic’ change: State to pay non-Orthodox rabbis

30.05.2012                      09.Siwan. 5772

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‘Historic’ change: State to pay non-Orthodox rabbis

A-G office agrees to pay wages of non-Orthodox rabbis serving their communities, as with Orthodox rabbis.

The Attorney-General’s Office announced on Tuesday that in accordance with a recommendation from the High Court of Justice, the state has agreed to pay the wages of non-Orthodox rabbis serving in regional councils, just as it does for Orthodox rabbis.
Until now, non-Orthodox religious leaders have not been recognized as rabbis and their communities have had to pay their salaries through money raised by membership dues. The wages of Orthodox rabbis are paid by the Religious Services Ministry….