Controversy rages after Chief Rabbi of Israeli-Ethiopian community pushed aside

The Chief Rabbi of the Ethiopian-Israeli community in Israel Rabbi Yosef Hadane has been pushed out of his position by the Religious Services Ministry, allegedly for his opposition to discriminatory practices against Ethiopians when registering for marriage.

According to a report by Army Radio, Hadane was denied an extension to his service as chief rabbi of the community after he reached the age of retirement, 67. Such extensions are routinely given to municipal chief rabbis, including those of an advanced age, but Hadane’s request was denied.


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