Why no Zionist Orthodox appointments or Ashkenazi haredi appointments? Because Minister of Religious Affairs David Azoulay’s primary (and only) concern in choosing these new rabbis will reportedly be their loyalty to his Sefardi haredi Shas Party – which is arguably the most corrupt political party in the history of Israel.
Above: David Azoulay
Report: Sefardi Haredi Minister Of Religious Services To Fill Local Chief Rabbi Positions With Shas Party Haredi Loyalists, Others To Be Shut Out
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Israel’s new haredi Minister of Religious Services David Azoulay of the Sefardi haredi Shas Party is in the process of appointing state-employed local chief rabbis for cities, towns and rural regions that currently do not have have one.
Among the larger cities soon to have an Azoulay-appointed chief rabbi are reportedly Ashkelon, Rishon L’Tzion, Beit Shemesh, Sderot, Rehovot, Haifa, Hadera, Tiberias, Akko, and Kiryat Malachi.
All the rabbis to be appointed by Azoulay will be Orthodox.
But all will also supposedly be haredim who are loyal to Azoulay’s Shas Party.
Why no Zionist Orthodox appointments or Ashkenazi haredi appointments?
Because Azoulay’s primary (and only) concern in choosing these rabbis will reportedly be their loyalty to his Shas Party.
The suitability of an individual rabbi to serve a particular city, town or rural area may not come into play at all, the Ashkenazi haredi news website Yeshiva World reported, making court challenges of Azoulay’s appointments likely.
Even now before Azoulay’s appointments have made, local chief rabbis do not necessarily live in or near the city they supposedly serve, and some, almost all haredim, do not.
Azoulay’s point man for these appointments is a Shas Party functionary, David Amar, who serves an adviser to Azoulay. Amar is a relative of the Sefardi Chief Rabbi of Israel Yitzhak Yosef, a son of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the Shas Party’s founder and its spiritual leader from the party’s inception until his death in late 2013.