Legal adviser examining possible breach of trust in rabbinical court appointment

A controversial appointment to a rabbinical court in Jerusalem has been flagged as a possible breach of trust and is being scrutinized by the legal adviser to the Religious Services Ministry.

Rabbi Eliyahu Amar, the son of Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar, was appointed as a rabbinical judge in the Jerusalem Rabbinical Court for Property Claims of the Jerusalem Religious Council several weeks ago.

Council chairman Yehoshua Yishai asked Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Aryeh Stern and Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Amar to recommend candidates for the court and Amar nominated his son, Eliyahu, who was duly appointed following the agreement of the head of the court, Rabbi Baruch Shraga.


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