Outgoing ultra-Orthodox Deputy Minister: I Was Boycotted for Having a Beard

The Health Ministry is sorry to see Deputy Minister Yaakov Litzman go – and Litzman feels that he is being forced out just when he was at the peak of his work

Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman is leaving office with a heavy heart. “It’s no secret that I wanted to serve for another term,” he says. “I thought I had a good term, with many accomplishments and reforms, things that hadn’t been done before, and I wanted to continue.”