Will Israel's chief rabbi eventually end up like the Archbishop of Canterbury?
Responding to Sephardi Chief Rabbi's call to overturn decision to recognize Reform and Conservative rabbis, the American Jewish Committee is proposing to strip the Chief Rabbinate of its power so it will only hold a ceremonial role.
There is no sign of truce between the U.S. Jewish community and the Israeli Sephardi Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar, who seeks to overturn the attorney general's decision to recognize Reform and Conservative Rabbis in Israel. According to the decision, the state would pay the salaries of the Reform and Conservative rabbis, along with those of the Orthodox religious officials.
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