Analysis The Irreparable Split in Israel's Lithuanian ultra-Orthodox Community

Breakaway faction is gaining rare momentum in the highly hierarchical ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, aided by backroom dealings ahead of this week's municipal elections.

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Instead of giving a speech, Rabbi Baruch Mordechai Ezrachi took the microphone at the big gathering held Saturday night in Jerusalem, and called on the crowd to stand. The head of the Ateret Cohanim yeshiva...