The polls in the Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate race closed at 19:00. A total of 48 men and women were eligible to vote.
Rabbi Aryeh Stern has been elected as the next Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi of Yerushalayim and will serve alongside Rabbi Shlomo Amar, the new Chief Sephardi Rabbi of Yerushalayim.
The following are the official results released moments ago by the Jerusalem Election officials.
Rabbi Stern received 27 votes and Rabbi Amar received 28 votes.
1. Rabbi Shlomo Amar: 28
2. Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu:18
3. Rabbi Chaim Amsellem: 2
4. Rabbi Aryeh Stern: 27
5. Rabbi Moshe Chaim Lau: 20
There was one empty envelope.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)