By Simon Rocker, March 18, 2010
Sephardi leaders have started the search for a new spiritual head to succeed Rabbi Abraham Levy, who has led the Spanish and Portuguese Jews' Congregation for 30 years.
Gibraltar-born Rabbi Levy is 71 and has served the congregation for more than 50 years in total.
"I am very ready to retire and to help find a successor," he said. "We need to find someone we can train to succeed me. Our traditions and liturgy are unique in the world."