After Tense and Controversial Candidacy Period Israel's New Chief Rabbis Are Chosen: Sephardi Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef and Ashkenazi Rabbi David Lau

Among those electing the rabbis, who split the chief rabbinate's top position, were cabinet ministers, MKs, rabbis, mayors, religious court judges, heads of local religious councils and representatives of the general public.

A special electoral assembly on Wednesday elected Sephardi Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef and Ashkenazi Rabbi David Lau as Israel's next chief rabbis, after weeks of a...