High Court freezes appointment of incoming IDF chief rabbi

The High Court of Justice froze the appointment of Rabbi Col. Eyal Karim to the position of IDF Chief Rabbi on Monday, and demanded to see a clear statement from the rabbi about his position on a contentious point of Jewish law.

The interim decision was issued in response to a petition by Meretz MKs against Karim’s nomination in July, who asked the court to halt the appointment owing to several statements and responses the rabbi had made on issues of Jewish law relating to the IDF and military service.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/High-Court-freezes-appointment-of-incoming-IDF-chief-rabbi-473252

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