Race for Israel's Chief Rabbinate marked by Byzantine politics
Religious Zionists could seriously dent ultra-Orthodox power - if Habayit Hayehudi chairman Naftali Bennett plays his cards right.
President Shimon Peres paid a holiday visit at the home of Sephardi Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar on Sunday, just before the last day of Passover. “I would like you to have the privilege, for us to have the privilege, to be chief rabbi for many more years,” Peres told Amar, whose term in office according to law was to have expired on Passover eve. Amar’s term has already been extended by some months to...
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