The problem is that the Chief Rabbinate is ultimately resposible for issuing the Kosher certificates absolutely necessary for the running of any top notch hotel in Israel. So if a Chief Rabbi asks for a room at a huge discount, can I as a hotel manager be sure that a "no" not will get me in trouble with the Chief Rabbinate? And as a future hotel guest, can I be sure that a Kosher certificate at that hotel has been issued after a thorough Kashrut investigation, or is it partly a result of back scratching? Do we want a situation where these suspicions might arise? The problem is the same as a minister of construction getting perks from construction companies. The problem is abuse of power.
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from the article: Attorney General Mazuz calls on Chief Rabbi Metzger to resign