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  7/14/2013, Av 7, 5773

Elections for Chief Rabbinate in Ten Days


Elections for the chief Rabbinate will take place in ten days.

Among Sephardic candidates are Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu of Safed, whose father Rav Mordechai Eliyahu served as Chief Rabbi between 1983-1993, and Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef, whose father Rabbi Ovadia Yosef served as Chief Rabbi as well.

Ashkenazic candidates include Rabbi David Stav of Shoham, Rabbi Eliezer Igra and Rabbi David Lau of Modi'in.