Thursday, April 06, 2006

Rav Eliyashiv shows support

Arutzsheva: Rabbi Yosef Sholom Elyashiv, the spiritual leader of the hareidi-religious Lithuanian community, met on Thursday in his Jerusalem home with Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger, expressing his support for him in light of calls from Attorney General Menachem Mazuz that the chief rabbi step down.Mazuz earlier this week announced that a criminal indictment would not be filed against Rabbi Metzger who was under investigation for receiving free services from Jerusalem’s David Citadel Hotel. Nevertheless, Mazuz called upon Rabbi Metzger to step down from his post, threatening to convene the committee which selects rabbinical judges to oust him from his post. Rabbi Elyashiv and other members of the hareidi-religious committee are standing behind Rabbi Metzger, supporting him in light of the fact he is not being indicted for alleged criminal wrongdoing.......
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