Killing off the Rabbinate won’t solve Israel's Jewish conflicts
Israel's Chief Rabbinate needs to be reborn as a mirror of the diversity of Jewish life in Israel – including the non-Orthodox - rather than being infamous for its dirty wars of succession.
As it now stands, Israel's Chief Rabbinate has reached the end of the road. Even if it continues to exist as an institution thanks to its establishment in legislation, and its rabbis continue to be paid from the public coffers, it is in effect bankrupt.
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