With the terms of the two serving chief rabbis, Yona Metzger and Shlomo
Amar rapidly drawing to a close, the competition within the
national-religious community to be acknowledged as the sector’s
consensus candidate is becoming increasingly fraught.
election will be conducted by a 150-member panel in a secret ballot in
June, and many in the national-religious world are eager that a rabbi
from their community be appointed to at least one of the chief rabbi
positions, having been frozen out of the chief rabbinate during the last
Despite this, there is currently no consensus candidate from within the national religious community.