Israel's AG Says Women Can Apply to Be Head of Rabbinical Courts

Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef has rejected the possibility of a woman being director general of the rabbinical courts, a position that he said Jewish law permits only men to hold.

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Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein has overruled the position of Israel’s Sephardi chief rabbi in order to allow women to apply for the position of director general of the country’s rabbinical courts.