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December 3, 2013 11:33 am

Lau Opposes Effort to Merge Chief Rabbinate

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Chief Rabbi David Lau. Photo: Wiki Commons.

Ynet – The Chief Rabbi launched a verbal attack against a bill which aims to merge the dual position of chief rabbi. The bill, currently making preliminary rounds in the Knesset wants Israel to have only one chief rabbi, instead of an Ashkenazi one and a Sephardic one.

“Israel should have two religious chief rabbis. One in charge of legal aspects and the other over the rabbinical councils and implementing decisions,” the Chief Rabbinate’s Rabbinical Council wrote in a statement.

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