Reform MK Gilad Kariv Elected to Head Constitution, Law and Justice Committee

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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and MK Abir Kara attend a plenary session at the Knesset, Monday. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

During discussions overnight Monday, MK Gilad Kariv (Labor) was elected to head the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee after a vote in the committee.

MK Rabbi Yaakov Litzman (UTJ) responded to the election of Reform MK Kariv: “This is another step in the new government’s plot to uproot the very foundations of Judaism, appointing a Reform rabbi to head this Committee in the Knesset.”

MK Rabbi Uriel Bosso (Shas) said that the “appointment of MK Kariv as the Chairman of the Constitution Committee is a direct and substantial violation of the status quo. His agenda is quite clear and his liberalism will lead to loopholes [in Yiddishkeit]. There is no place for the Reform movement in Judaism.

“Bennett said that he has a veto on religious issues but he is in their hands. The Judiciary Committee has full female representation. They want to run over the Dayanim and when we see their direction, we understand why we must fight them. ”

MK Itamar Ben Gvir said: “After the left-wing government sold the Negev to Mansour Abbas, it recognizes the Reform movement and has sold them the control of anti-Jewish legislation in the Constitution Committee.”

Ben Gvir added: “Kariv is the number one enemy of Jewish law, representing the cheerleaders of assimilation in Israel and the Diaspora. The whole purpose of the Kariv cleric is to anger, create strife and keep us away. The left-wing government is today bankrupt of values, morals and traditions.”