Three veterans of the Military Rabbinate, Lahav Foundation Chairman Lieutenant Colonel (res.) Rabbi Pini Izak, Col. (res.) Rabbi Yosef Harel and Lt. Col. (res.) Rabbi Avshalom Katzir, sent a letter to Israel’s Chief Rabbis, to the Defense Minister and to the Chief of Staff, demanding a change in the process of selecting the chief military rabbi.
The three are demanding that a committee be established which will sort the candidates for chief military rabbi. The committee, the letter said, shall be made up of three representatives of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, three former military rabbis with a rank of lieutenant colonel or above, and three senior officers representing the Chief of Staff.
The committee will select the candidates and submit a list of three candidates to the Chief of Staff, Defense Minister and the Chief Rabbinate.