Did you know that the US has a Poet Laureate?"Justice Minister Tzipi Livni announced earlier in July that she would weigh disciplinary action against the state-employed Eliyahu.
“A chief rabbi REPRESENTS not just the rabbinate, BUT ISRAEL itself as a COUNTRY. Therefore,[his] rulings and statements that support nationalistic discrimination and have racist undertones are harmful to the already sensitive fabric [of Israeli society] and threaten to deepen the rift between us and Israel’s Arab citizens,” said Livni."
I think about Yosef when I read the Justice Minister's words--
"A chief rabbi REPRESENTS not just the rabbinate, BUT ISRAEL itself as a COUNTRY."
Does that person represent my country?