Litzman: Rabbi Toledano is Worthy to Serve as Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem


litzSpeaking to Moti Lavi on Kol Berama Radio on Thursday morning, MK Yaakov Litzman explained the petition to the Supreme Court is not against Rabbi Aryeh Stern but it is aimed at postponing the election for new chief rabbis of the capital.

Litzman admitted that the petition is also designed to delay the election until Rabbi Stern turns 70, and he will then be too old to run for the post. However he stressed the petition seeks to postpone the election for other reasons too.

When asked to comment on the candidacy of Rabbi Mordecai Toledano as a candidate for the Sephardi Chief Rabbi post, Litzman stated he is worthy of such a post. He stressed that at present they are undecided on who to support until the list of candidates is finalized. When asked about Rabbi Shlomo Amar Shlita, Litzman stated he will address any and all the candidates when they officially enter the race but he will not comment on any candidate when the situation is theoretical.

Rabbi Toledano, a son-in-law of Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef ZT”L released a letter signed by Rabbi Shalom Cohen Shlita. Shas followed with an announcement that it has yet to decide which candidate to back. HaGaon HaRav Cohen’s staff on Thursday morning 16 Elul released a message that Rabbi Cohen has never endorsed Rabbi Toledano’s candidacy.

Kol Berama: What is the situation regarding entering the coalition? MK Gafne indicated that without Yesh Atid he believes the rabbonim would agree to enter the coalition and supports such a move.

Litzman: First of all the decision is that of the rabbonim. That said, because of what was done to us and because of the Zero VAT Law and much else, we are not looking to enter into any coalition. We are moving towards elections. I do not favor enter the coalition and we want early elections. I will not recommend entering any coalition at present.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. Good
    Use their very own methods against them

    Shmuel II 22:27

    “O what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive” Sir Walter Scott.

  2. All decent folk across the world: open up to who are real the knaves

    All the schemes over past several years to block some of the most illustrious ISH EMES, Talmid Chocham, and lshem shamayim from becoming Chief Rabbi are being played away?

    THe Sheer Impudence!

    Google: High Court

    Petitions (of the datim)

    any one of the last several years

    It’ s enough to give anyone honest and open
    disgust ,indigestion and sinking feeling for the jewish people

  3. The srugot (helped inevitably by Litzman’s stooge Barkat) get to filibuster and delay this election for year after year, rearrange the voting committee until it finally can suit their wiles..then poof

    Outsiders still buy the notin that they play honest?
    They play within the system?

    Who runs such a system and court?
    Stephen Vincent Benet’s devil?