Over 1,000 Rabbis Urge Jerusalem Mayor Not to Pick Islamophobe for Chief Rabbi

Rick Jacobs, Julie Schonfeld, Asher Lopatin and Debra Waxman among signatories who say choice of Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, now chief rabbi of Safed, would send 'message of divisiveness and intolerance.'

Over 1,000 liberal Diaspora rabbis have appealed to Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat not to appoint Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu as the capital's chief Sephardi rabbi,...