With Chief Sephardi Rabbi Shlomo Amar having fallen out of favor with senior Shas officials and therefore considered unlikely to get his term extended, the contest over who will inherit his mantle has been reopened. The winner remains unknown. But if it isn’t Amar, then the candidate who gets the blessing of the ultra-Orthodox Sephardi party’s spiritual leader, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, will almost certainly bear a...