Jerusalem Has New Chief Rabbis After 11-Year Gap
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
The results of yesterday’s elections for the two chief rabbis of Jerusalem are in.
Zionist Orthodox Rabbi Aryeh Stern is the new Ashkenazi chief rabbi.
Former Sefardi haredi Chief Rabbi of Israel Shlomo Amar is the new Sefardi chief rabbi.
There were 48 electors who voted.
The results, according to Ha'aretz, are:
Amar got 28 votes while Zionist Orthodox Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu (a well known racist extremist) got 18, and liberal haredi Rabbi Haim Amsalem only got two.
Stern got 27 votes while Rabbi Moshe Chaim Lau got 20. One envelope was left empty.
Because of political infighting among haredi political parties, Zionist Orthodx parties and others, Jerusalem hasn’t had any chief rabbis for 11 years.