Chief Rabbi: "We Suffered"

Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef against Matan Kahana: "We suffered from him"

During his remarks at the inauguration of a new synagogue, the Chief Sephardic Rabbi, Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, alluded to the former Minister of Religious Services, Matan Kahana, saying, "There were ministers of religions... some of them we suffered from"

(Photo: Olivier Fitoussi/Flash 90)

During an event marking the inauguration of a synagogue in the city of Beit Shemesh, the Chief Sephardic Rabbi, the Rishon LeZion Yitzhak Yosef, commented on the current Minister of Religious Services, Michael Malchieli, in comparison to his predecessor in the role.

During his remarks, Rabbi Yosef said, "For years, there hasn't been a Minister of Religious Services who walked in the ways of Torah like Minister Malchieli. There were ministers of religions... some of them we suffered from, but blessed be the Lord, Ben Porat Yosef, he is walking in the path of Torah."

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef (photo without credit)

In fact, Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, who is expected to conclude his tenure in the coming year, is referring to the tenure of Matan Kahana, the former Minister of Religious Services, because all the other ministers in the past decade were appointed from the Shas party.

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