A Racist Chief Rabbi Will Threaten Israel’s Ties With U.S. and U.K. Jews

The values inherent in the Modern Orthodox Jews of the U.K. and U.S. have enabled a strong bond with Israel’s national-religious community. If Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu takes the Chief Rabbinate reigns, that relationship may splinter.

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The past few weeks have been a time of great transition for the Modern Orthodox world. In the United Kingdom, the retiring chief rabbi, Lord Jonathan Sacks, published his goodbye message. In the United States,...