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        5/27/2013, Sivan 18, 5773

      No Withdrawal of Rabbi Ariel's Candidacy


      A7 reported Sunday that MK Zvulun Kalfa (Jewish Home) pulled his proposal to allow the election of Rabbi Yaakov Ariel to position of Chief Rabbi despite being over 70, realizing the majority Knesset Legislation Committee would oppose it.

      Monday it was announced that despite the withdrawal of the law proposal, Rabbi Ariel has not yet officially withdrawn his candidacy.