Pro-women's Group Surprisingly Backs Conservative Candidate for Chief Rabbi

Women's advocacy group prefers veteran Rabbi Eliezer Igra, provided he prevents extortion and abuse in divorce cases.

An advocacy group for women whose husbands refuse to grant them a Jewish divorce expressed surprising, if guarded, support Sunday for a candidate for Ashkenazi chief rabbi who is considered relatively conservative, rather than for a leader of the more liberal Tzohar rabbinical group.