Women on Religious Councils

Only 22 of 450 religious council members are women

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Only 22 women currently serve as members of local religious councils out of the approximately 450 people on 133 councils nationwide, a new report compiled ahead of International Women’s Day reveals.

The NGO Hiddush: For Religious Freedom and Equality will be presenting members of the government and the Knesset with the data

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indicating that – despite a High Court of Justice ruling in the case of Leah Shakdiel from 23 years ago that women cannot be prevented from serving on religious councils – only one out of every twenty members is a woman. In addition, no council is headed by women.

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