Israel's Education Minister: Having a Rabbi Is Optional for Schools

Spiritual guide can be any person of stature, not necessarily a rabbi, says Shay Piron.

Secular schools will not be required to have a school rabbi if they don’t want one, Education Minister Shay Piron said yesterday. He was responding to an outcry against a pilot project in the Haifa area, which included having a rabbi attached to every school in Kiryat Bialik and Kiryat Haim.