30.01.2012 06.Schwat. 5772
Rabbis in communities with 10,000 people or less, who earn gross salaries of NIS 7,200 a month, would see gross wages rise 143%, to NIS 17,500 a month.
The social-welfare cabinet is to discuss on Monday a proposal that would increase the monthly salaries of municipal rabbis by between 54% and 143%. The proposal was put together by Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz of Likud and Religious Services Minister Yaakov Margi of Shas. It would affect a few dozen city and neighborhood rabbis (out of a total of around 120), who took up their positions in or since January 2006.
The proposed salary hike is progressive, giving more money to those earning less and vice versa. Rabbis in communities with a population of 10,000 or less, who currently earn gross salaries of NIS 7,200 a month, would see their wages rise 143% in March, to NIS 17,500 a month before taxes….