By definition a state Rabbi cannot be a legitimate spiritual leader since he is inherently corrupted by his dependence on the state for sustenance and authority. this inexorably leads to nepotism, politicization of the decision making process, and a general de-legitimization of the religion as a whole. For the sake of Judaism I pray we separate state from pulpit and put religion back into the realm of moral conscience and personal choice and belief.
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from the article: Abolish Israel’s Chief Rabbinate