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  5/6/2013, Iyar 26, 5773

Piron: Yesh Atid Won't be Part of Rabbinate Deal


Education Minister Shai Piron made it clear, Monday, that the Yesh Atid party would oppose any change in the Chief Rabbinate Law to allow Rabbis Ya'akov Ariel and Shlomo Amar to run for chief rabbi. Ariel is currently restricted by age and Amar is restricted from serving consecutive terms. Rabbi Piron said he supported expansion of the selection committee to reflect Israeli society.

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni expressed similar sentiments earlier in the day.