Will Election of Israel's Next Chief Rabbi Bring Winds of Change to Rabbinate?

While there have been plenty of intrigue and personality issues in the race for Israel's Chief Rabbinate, it's worth going beyond the headlines to consider what the outcome could mean for Israelis and for Israeli religious institutions.

We can start summing up now: There were pointless ideological conflicts fueled by divisiveness; personal grudges and simple hatred; spiritual leaders who...