A bill by Members of Knesset Moshe Feiglin (Likud Beytenu) and Dov Lipman (Yesh Atid) that would provide for only one chief rabbi of Israel was approved by the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, Monday morning, for its first reading in the Knesset. Currently there are Ashkenazic and Sephardic chief rabbis.
Feiglin welcomed the vote, saying, "This is why I came to the Knesset. The time has come for us to cut ourselves from the Diaspora. Just as there is one president and one prime minister, the time has come for there to be one chief rabbi. Rabbi Lipman said, "Polarization starts from the top and trickles down to the entire nation.
This law is an important step in full and complete unity of the people. I congratulate MK Moshe Feiglin and thank him for giving me the opportunity to work with together with him on this important law."