Bill proposed to stop state rabbis accepting wedding fees

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Following the storm that erupted two weeks ago surrounding the issue of wedding licenses for rabbis, MK Uri Orbach (Habayit Hayehudi) proposed a new bill to address one of the core complaints in the controversy.

Orbach’s bill, submitted last week, would make it illegal for a rabbi employed by a local religious council to accept money or any other form of remuneration when performing a wedding for someone who lives in the city where he works.

“Do MKs get money for drafting legislation?” Orbach asked in a conversation with The Jerusalem Post on Sunday. “Marrying people is part of a rabbi’s job, so there’s no reason he should get money for this service when he gets a salary from the state.”

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