Rabbi Yitzhak Levy is the leading candidate to replace Rabbi Haim Druckman as head of the conversions authority, Ynet learned Thursday.
Levy’s candidacy is promoted by the locator committee formed to find a replacement for Druckman. According to a report in Makor Rishon, Levy’s in favored by both the Prime Minister’s Office’s and Chief Sephardic Rabbi of Israel Shlomo Amar.
A former Knesset member for the National Religious Party (NRP), Levy’s candidacy is said to be acceptable to Shas, as well.
According to the report, should the appointment mature, it may be as part of a quid pro quo deal between Shas and Yisrael Beiteinu, struck on the backdrop of the Tzohar bill.
According to the deal, Shas backed the Tzohar bill, which aims to offer an alternative to couples who do not wish to marry through the Chief Rabbinate; while Yisrael Beiteinu pledged to back Shas’ bid to extend Rabbi Amar’s term.
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