The man and the symbol: The two sides of Rabbi David Stav, candidate for Israel's chief rabbi
The ultra-Orthodox and the conservative branch of the religious Zionist community see Rabbi David Stav as an agent of change, i.e. an enemy of Judaism; but Stav himself believes he is a proud conservative, an ultra-cautious interpreter of Jewish law.
By law, two chief rabbis serve in Israel side by side. But in the most interesting election campaign in the history of the Chief Rabbinate one candidate has himself been split into two, perhaps involuntarily. There are two Rabbi David...
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