Haredi MKs said seeking to pass law banning bread from hospitals during Passover

The ultra-Orthodox parties are trying to get the Knesset plenum to convene immediately and pass a new law prohibiting leavened wheat products from being brought into hospitals during the Passover festival, Hebrew-language media reports, following a High Court final ruling issued today that says hospitals must let such food in.

Chairman of the Degel Hatorah party Moshe Gafni, at the opening event of its election campaign, in Jerusalem, February 12, 2020. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

United Torah Judaism MK is working to collect signatures from enough lawmakers to ask Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin to hold the plenum session even though the parliament has dissolved and Israel is in an election period.

The March 23 vote comes days before Passover begins, meaning there won’t be an opportunity to wait until a new government is sworn in before passing such a law.