Immediate action needed!

This is from ARZACanada.  They’ve made it really easy to do something very important.  If you’re not in Canada, please follow this link.

Take Action – Send a Letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Please cut and paste the following text in an e-mail to Prime Minister Netanyahu, with a copy to Israeli Ambassador to Canada Miriam Ziv, and Consul General Amir Gissin.

To: Prime.Minister’
The Honorable Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister of Israel
Office of the Prime Minister
Jerusalem, Israel
Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu,We write to request your immediate intervention to prevent passage of the legislation being brought forward by MK David Rotem.

We are deeply concerned about the intention to grant the Chief Rabbinate sole control over conversion in Israel.  Such legislation would be an open attack on the legitimacy of non-Orthodox Jewry, which composes the majority of world Jewry.

While we are supportive of efforts to create greater accessibility to conversion courts in Israel, the overall impact of the Rotem Bill will set back these efforts. Should this bill be enacted, it will exacerbate a widening gap between Diaspora and Israel communities, which we are working very hard to avoid.
Therefore, we believe it is imperative that you, as leader of Israel, and as one who cares deeply about the well-being of Klal Yisrael, intervene and urge immediate withdrawal of this bill.

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