In Jerusalem

Who’s your rabbi?

Under Barkat’s watch, into his second term, Jerusalem has remained without a chief rabbi, let alone two.

NIR BARKAT
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There hasn’t been a chief rabbi in Jerusalem for more than a decade, despite the fact that at one time the city boasted both Sephardi and Ashkenazi religious leaders.

Following the recent elections for the country’s chief rabbis, however, everybody began to worry about the spiritual situation of Jerusalem’s Jewish residents, left for such a long time without any shepherd to enlighten them, whether in Yiddish or Ladino.



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