Israel's AG Urges Eliyahu to Drop 'Inappropriate' Bid for Chief Rabbi in Light of anti-Arab Remarks

AG Weinstein says comments made by Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, currently Safed's chief rabbi, over the years bring legal difficulties to his candidacy; Weinstein's recommendation is not binding however, as chief rabbi is not a government position.

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Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein informed Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu on Monday evening that it would be inappropriatefor the latter to run for the post of...