Moderate Orthodox Rabbi Throws Kippa Into Ring for Chief Rabbinate

Rabbi David Stav, current head of the Tzohar organization, is striving for leadership of Israel's ultimate rabbinical authority, a move likely to rile the nation's Haredim.

The chairman of the Tzohar group of moderate Orthodox rabbis is angling for the post of Ashkenazi chief rabbi, a position he hopes will make Israel's ultimate governmental authority on Jewish law "more relevant for Israeli society."