“During the elections for the Jerusalem Rabbinate, Rabbi Moshe Lau called. He was then running for the position of Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi of Jerusalem and asked to meet. It was clear to us that we would support a Zionist Chief Rabbi, Rabbi Stern,  but of course we were willing to meet.
Today, as on every eve of Passover and just before every Rosh Hashana [Jewish New Year], he called to wish happy holidays.
It is impossible not to appreciate such a person.”
– Elad Malka 
0202 Editor’s Notes:
 Rabbi Stern has been the elect candidate of the Religious Zionism was elected Ashkenzai chief Rabbi of Jerusalem on October 22, 2014. The position had been vacant for eleven years following the passing of the former Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem Rabbi Yitzhak Kolitz in 2003. Rabbi Stern was elected by a majority vote of 27 out of the 48 representatives from the city’s synagogues, city council members, and voters.
 Elad Malka is a member of the Jerusalem city council. Rabbi Stern’s election then was backed by Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat.
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