Tzohar rabbis group comes out against Karim ruling

The Tzohar rabbinical organization, which has worked to break the Chief Rabbinate’s monopoly on cradle-to-grave religious issues for Jews in Israel, blasts the High Court for ruling against Karim, saying his views on Jewish law should not be under the court’s purview.

“The role of a rabbi in Israel is to adjudicate based on his insights and knowledge of Torah matters,” the group says in a statement. “The decision of who to appoint as IDF chief rabbi should not be based on where he lives or his personal opinions. In our judgment, it would be prudent for the [High] Court to review any intent to nullify his appointment.”

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