Former Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Of Israel Rabbi Yona Metzger
Former Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger Reportedly Caught On Tape Incriminating Himself
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Police have “an operative who recorded and photographed Rabbi Yona Metzger sabotaging investigations, coordinating alibis, and even incriminating himself,” Ynet reported today.
Meanwhile, sources close to Metzger reportedly said the former chief rabbi is suffering while in police custody, but remains hopeful that he will soon be proven to be innocent.
“The rabbi is optimistic and conveys optimism to those around him, but you can tell it’s hard for him. He’s very quiet. He hopes that justice will be done, and that he will be proven innocent.…The rabbi’s family is strong. Ten years as chief rabbi means you face a lot of challenges. So you can definitely say that the family is strong and optimistic,” Arutz Sheva was told.
Metzger is "innocent until proven otherwise," those sources reportedly said.
Police have so far recovered more than $200,000 in cash allegedly hidden by Metzger in his sister’s house in Haifa and in his own library, hidden inside holy books.
Metzger resigned as chief rabbi this summer just weeks before his term was set to end after police raided his home and office and then arrested him.
He was remanded then for 15 days pf house arrest, but is now in prison awaiting trial.