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        7/12/2013, Av 5, 5773

      Deadline for Chief Rabbi Nomination is Wednesday


      It was announced on Friday that the deadline to submit names of candidates for the positions of Ashkenazi and Sephardic Chief Rabbi is next Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.

      Shas has decided not to nominate Rabbi Avraham Yosef, son of the party's spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, for the position of Sephardic Chief Rabbi because of a police investigation against him. It appears that his brother, Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef, will be the Shas-backed candidate instead.