The Man and the Symbol: The Two Sides of Rabbi David Stav, Candidate for Israel's Chief Rabbi

The ultra-Orthodox and the conservative branch of the religious Zionist community see Rabbi David Stav as an agent of change, i.e. an enemy of Judaism; but Stav himself believes he is a proud conservative, an ultra-cautious interpreter of Jewish law.

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By law, two chief rabbis serve in Israel side by side. But in the most interesting election campaign in the history of the Chief...