Rabbanim serving the Ethiopian community in Eretz Yisrael explain they have been left with no alternative and as such, they are turning to the judicial system with a lawsuit against the nation’s religious councils and the state.
The rabbanim explain that they, as former Ethiopian immigrants, are discriminated against and as such, they are paid less than other rabbis, receive less benefits and are not given the rights, pension fund and other amenities as per their job description. They explain they have attempted working with the powers that be, but after realizing they have hit a stone wall, they made the decision to turn to the Supreme Court.
The suit not only seeks to grant them rights, but in some cases, demands the return of funds, payments demanded from them “illegally” as they put it.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)