And you get hot in the collar about the Rabbinate?! Who gets to the Elite units, family members of the Elite unit. It even gets down to the lover level where the career officers make sure their kids have "nice jobs" What about the jobs in the Justice Ministry, or some of the others? What I do know is that the Sephardic Chief Rabbi is "notorious" for avoiding poliitcs. He may have his Halachic opinions, but they are never based on any partisan, or spurrious reasons. You many object, and even refuse to follow them, but . . . unlike his father, he is modest about political issues. Rabbi Lau, learned from his father to be a reasonable person, to serve his public, and avoid photo-ops and "special occasions". His father, also had a positive relationship with his tzibur both in Natanaya, where he paved the way for the rulings that eased the rules on Ethiopian immigrants to get married, it that means somthing. Assuming the apple falls not far from the tree we might expect some of the same. In Tel Aviv, he got along with the people there, too, the father that is. Yeah, he grew up in a home that understood there is such a thing as Seculari Jews, so . . . what's so "ultra" about him. He's stricter about Halacha, so . . . what else is new? The only people that might be worried is the media and its talking heads because this might be a mostly uneventful ten years with rabbis that take care of business without looking for contravesy.
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