Rabbi Riskin’s term extended after Rabbinate had thrown doubt on his continued tenure

The Council of the Chief Rabbinate approved the five-year extension of Orthodox Rabbi Shlomo Riskin as chief municipal rabbi of Efrat on Monday.

This decision comes after the council’s request last month for Riskin, 75, to appear before the body for a hearing on whether his service as chief rabbi of Efrat should be extended for another five years.

The law states that municipal chief rabbis appointed between 1974 and 2007 who reach the age of 75 can obtain a five-year extension in their post before mandatory retirement. This is typically a formality in which the rabbi does not need to be present.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Rabbi-Riskins-term-extended-after-Rabbinate-had-thrown-doubt-on-his-continued-tenure-407500

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