20% of Town Rabbis Not Living in Their Communities, Contravening Ministry Order

Rabbis poised for labor dispute, arguing that Religious Services Ministry is worsening employment terms.

Nearly 20 percent of Israel’s state-funded community rabbis do not live within their own jurisdictions, in violation of their contracts. Of the country’s 257 community rabbis, 52 live in other locales, in contravention of Religious Services Ministry orders and the terms of the tenders under which they were hired.