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Liberman vows to move ahead with reform in religious conversions

Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman speaks during a Yisrael Beytenu faction meeting at the Knesset on November 8, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman speaks during a Yisrael Beytenu faction meeting at the Knesset on November 8, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman says that the issue of conversion reform is on the government’s agenda and will be tackled soon.

Speaking at a meeting of his Yisrael Beytenu faction, Liberman says reforming conversion to Judaism in Israel — and allowing conversions to be formed by local municipal rabbis, and not just the Chief Rabbinate — is part of the government’s coalition agreements.

Liberman says that he agreed to push off dealing with the issue until after the budget passed, and will now work on the issue in collaboration with Religious Services Minister Matan Kahana.

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