Another Reason to Fast on 17th of Tammuz The Idolatrous Politicization of Israel’s Chief Rabbinate

The Chief Rabbi should be the leading teacher of Torah, not a creation by an atheistic government for reasons of political gain.

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Apparently, Rabbi Joseph Soloveithchik, the great Modern Orthodox leader and scholar, was practically offered the position of Chief Rabbi of Israel. Legend has it that he was assured that if he wanted the...