Analysis As Talk Grows of Early Elections, This Inscrutable Rabbi Could Save or Doom Netanyahu

Rabbi Yaakov Aryeh Alter isn't the kind of spiritual leader to take a secular premier's needs into consideration – even when it might bring down the government

comments Print
One of the most influential men in Israeli politics has never given an interview, never spoken in public and refuses to meet with politicians who do not observe Shabbat in its strictest form.