Chief Rabbis and senior officials from around the Jewish world paid tribute to the allied forces who liberated Jews in Europe, and to Jewish soldiers who fell in World War II
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Yosef also ruled that all synagogues at hospitals should be closed since it is hard for people to keep a distance of two meters (6.6 feet) while in them.
The chief rabbi wrote in his ruling that the public should strictly adhere to the instructions of the health authorities
One must wonder what Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef was thinking when last week he launched into a tirade against non-Jewish Russian immigrants to Israel.
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The chief rabbi went on to defend himself, insisting that he had already said but would repeat that the majority of immigrants from the former Soviet Union were Jewish
His comments generated strong criticism from liberal groups, including the Hiddush religious pluralism organization, which called for the position of chief rabbi to be abolished.
“It is forbidden for us to be silent, silence is tantamount to identifying with terror.”
Rabbi Eliezer Simcha Weiss, chief municipal rabbi of Kfar Haroeh was elected to council despite the lack of political support.