It pays to be a small-town rabbi in Israel
Veteran rabbis earn tens of thousands of shekels every month and are appointed for life.
These are glory days for Israel's rabbis. Only recently they got to decide the main political battle of the summer — the election of the chief rabbis. Wheeler-dealers and politicians, ministers and those close to the Prime Minister's Office, and of course the candidates themselves, all went on pilgrimages to the homes of those of the rabbis participating in the electoral body, wooed...
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