26.05.2011 22.Ijar, 5771 Tag 37 des Omer
Legislation would change law limiting rabbi’s term to 10 years; MK calls bill "personal legislation totally against constitutional norms.”
The Knesset approved Wednesday a preliminary reading of a bill that would change the law limiting a chief rabbi’s term to 10 years. According to a proposal by MK Eli Aflalo (Kadima), backed by other members of his party, chief rabbis – including those currently in office – would be permitted to put forth their candidacy for another term.
Aflalo explained in March that he was merely reversing the abnormal situation created by the law limiting the chief rabbis’ term, which was aimed against former Chief Rabbis Ovadia Yosef and Shlomo Goren….