Glick requests Rabbi Hadane serve till age 80

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June 27, 2016 17:11

 
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The Knesset’s Immigration and Absorbtion Committee will formally turn to the state Civil Service and request that it make an exception for Chief Rabbi of the Ethiopian Community in Israel Rabbi Yosef Hadane and allow him to serve until the age of 80, unlike most employees who serve till age 67.

The initiative behind the request was that of MK Yehudah Glick, who gained the agreement of committee chairman MK Avraham Neguise to do forward with the process as well as that of the chief rabbinate and the Religious Services Minister.

The step comes after a fierce row in which elements in the ministry sought to oust Hadane now that he has reached 67 due to opposition to his stance on marriage registration for his community, but these efforts generated fierce opposition and the ministry walked back its efforts to get rid of Hadane immediately, but granted him only a six-month extension last week.

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