Chief Rabbi Metzger: Another Term? Not Relevant… Yet

Israel’s Chief Rabbi, Yona Metzger, is reaching the end of his term in office in the upcoming months, and according to him the possibility of going for a second term is out of the question, or is it?

As the government is poised to vote in favor of what some are calling the Amar Law, which allows head rabbis to contend for a second term, the chief Ashkenazi rabbi promise he will sit out the race for the rabbinate. However, Thursday he did seem to hint at the possibility he would in fact consider a second term.

When asked at the end of the traditional Birkat Kohanim (Priestly Blessing) held Thursday at the Kotel, if this would be his last, Metzger answered: “Are you deciding for me? I don’t know myself.”

When explicitly asked whether he would vie for a second term, he said: ‘For the meantime it’s not relevant.”


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