31.01.2012 07.Schwat. 5772
Legislation sets quota of two seats for women on the committee that appoints rabbinical judges.
United Torah Judaism and Shas vetoed government support on Monday afternoon for a bill that proposes that two places for women be reserved on the committee which appoints rabbinical judges, or dayanim, to the rabbinical courts.
Although the bill was approved for a first reading in Knesset by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Sunday, UTJ and Shas claimed in Monday’s meeting of coalition faction chairmen that it would change the status quo in matters of religion and state. According to the coalition agreement, UTJ and Shas may veto coalition support for any such measures….