Rabbi to the Mob Prominent Israeli Rabbi Arrested in Connection to Mobster's Probe

Rivalry between rabbis in southern Israeli town leads to allegations of gangland involvement in local election.

Crime boss Shalom Domrani and Rabbi Yoram Abergel were on Sunday ordered to remain in custody for eight and four days, respectively. Domrani was arrested on Saturday night and Abergel earlier on Sunday, both in connection to the alleged extortion of Rabbi Ya’akov Yisrael Ifergan, known popularly as the "X-ray rabbi" due...