Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef attacks Tzahar Law: Bad for rabbinate
Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef lashed out the passage of the Tzahar Law which allows individuals to register for marriage in any city, regardless of their place of residence. He claimed it hurt the rabbinate and its ability to maintain the "sanctity of Israel." However, he added that the Chief Rabbinate must initiate and promote efficiency measures to make it unnecessary for outside intervention, to which the rabbinate is in opposition. (Kobi Nachshoni)