Rabbi Ravitz -- Deputy Education Minister
by E. Rauchberger
This past Monday (22 Nisan), MK Rabbi Avrohom Ravitz was
appointed Deputy Education Minister. The appointment was
finalized after the coordinator between the government and
the Knesset, Dani Noach, announced it in the Knesset plenum,
at a special recess session.
According to the law, such appointments take effect
immediately after they are announced in the Knesset plenum.
As a result, Rabbi Ravitz began to officiate this Monday.
At the end of the announcement, several MKs approached Rabbi
Ravitz and wished him success in his new position. Rabbi
Ravitz thanked his well-wishers and said that he hopes to
realize his many plans to benefit of the chareidi sector and
the chareidi educational system, as well as his plans to
expand the Jewish studies programs in the overall
At that meeting, the chairman of the Knesset Committee Yossi
Katz announced that Rabbi Moshe Gafni would replace Rabbi
Yaakov Litzman as UTJ's representative in the Internal
Affairs Committee. After his announcement, the Knesset
Committee met and unanimously approved a measure
recommending that the Internal Affairs Committee elect Rabbi
Moshe Gafni chairman of the committee. The committee will
soon meet in order to conduct the election formally.
In the forthcoming days, the Knesset members will appoint
Rabbi Meir Porush as Deputy Housing Minister, and Rabbi
Yaakov Litzman to the powerful position of chairman of the
Finance Committee. With that, the series of appointments
determined in the coalition agreement between UTJ and Likud
will be complete.