Selling Judaism by the Pound? Metzger's Arrest Casts Harsh Light on Israel's Rabbinate

New suspicions against ex-chief rabbi suggest he not only aided the delegitimization of Israel's conversion system, but that he did so out of pure greed.

Then-Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Yona Metzger surprised many people when he decided to participate in June 2009 political conference of a Haredi organization, following Rabbinical Court judge Avraham Sherman’s decision to nullify thousands of conversions carried out in the national conversion rabbinic courts. Metzger told the Haredi audience that Sherman was a “man of truth.”