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        5/30/2013, Sivan 21, 5773

      MK Moalem Supports Eliyahu and Stav for Chief Rabbi


      Member of Knesset Shuli Moalem-Refaeli (Habayit Hayehudi) voiced her support, Thursday, for the election of Rabbis Shmuel Eliyahu and David Stav as the Sephardic and Ashkenazic chief rabbis of Israel.

      Writing on her Facebook page, she said her first choice for Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi was Rabbi Ya'akov Ariel until the deal which would have allowed him to run fell through. She said her absence from the vote on the Stern Law regarding composition of the rabbinical selection committee was due to health and personal reasons.