An animated choice for chief

There are still a few days before the deadline for applications to be Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth.

But a clear popular favourite is beginning to emerge and it's not Rabbi Mirvis of Finchley or Rabbi Melchior from Israel.

Go to Twitter where you'll see support is growing for the candidature of Rabbi Hyman Krustofski of Springfield.

His appearances on the legendary TV show The Simpsons have given his wit and wisdom a global audience far beyond anything his rivals could dream of.

And it cannot just be a coincidence that his spokesman Jackie Mason is currently in Britain.

    Last updated: 11:59am, February 23 2012