Editor – Joel Katz
Religion and State in Israel is not affiliated with any organization or movement.
REFORM MOVEMENT IN ISRAEL
The Haaretz daily broke the story Wednesday, reporting that the funds were paid by the Religious Services Ministry — which would have made it a huge victory for the Reform Movement in fighting for parity with Orthodoxy.
The spokesperson of the Religious Services Ministry, Daniel Bar, however, told The Times of Israel Wednesday that no monies have been transferred by his ministry to the Reform Movement, and “that his ministry does not pay Reform rabbis.”
The Religious Services Ministry released a statement saying, “As opposed to what has been published in the press, the Religious Services Ministry has not budgeted for Reform rabbis in 2013. The budget for Reform rabbis comes solely through the Culture Ministry.”
The salaries of Rabbis Miri Gold of the Gezer Regional Council, Stacey Blank of the Mateh Yehuda Regional Council, Gadi Raviv of the Misgav Regional Council and Benji Gruber of Hevel Eilot Regional Council have now all been paid.
The salaries, however, were paid by the Ministry for Culture and Sport, rather than the Ministry for Religious Services.
The Shas party was opposed to the funding coming from the budget of the Religious Services Ministry during the tenure of the previous government.
The compromise that was reached put the Culture and Sports Ministry in charge of setting regulations and transferring funding to the Reform Movement, which employs the four rabbis.
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RELIGION AND SOCIETY
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ORTHODOX JEWISH FEMINISM
NEW YEAR'S EVE
Editor – Joel Katz
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