Monday, 29.6.2020, after an appeal was made to Israel’s Supreme Court, the Attorney General of Israel has announced that holding ordination exams for men only creates legal difficulties and declared to the court that it has been decided to form a parallel track for women.
The announcement follows an appeal made to the Supreme Court by Itim, representing a group of women, in cooperation with Kolech and the Rackman center at Bar Ilan university.
MK Oded Forer (Yisrael Beiteinu) Chair of the Committee on the Status of Women and Gender Equality commented:
“This is an important step on the road to making women’s status equal in the Rabbinate and in Halacha. The discrimination that has been worsening in the last few years has been stopped, and I hope that some of the members of the current government will keep their promise and advance women from all parts of society and all professions”.