NGO cites chief rabbinate documents showing rabbis rarely summoned for tenure extensions

The ITIM religious services advocacy group has said that official chief rabbinate documents obtained by the organization following legal demands for their release demonstrate that the Council of the Chief Rabbinate rarely, if ever, summoned a rabbi to a meeting of the council in order to determine whether or not to extend his tenure.

ITIM pointed out this fact in light of the furor that erupted this week after the Council of the Chief Rabbinate decided to summon the Chief Rabbi of Efrat Shlomo Riskin to a hearing in order to determine whether or not to extend his tenure for another five years.

Chief municipal rabbis appointed before 2007 may serve until the age of 75, which Riskin will shortly reach, but can obtain a five year extension if approved by the Council of the Chief Rabbinate.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/NGO-cites-chief-rabbinate-documents-showing-rabbis-rarely-summoned-for-tenure-extensions-404285

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