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How a Hardcore Settler Rabbi Got 'Canceled' for Talking to Reform Jews

The saga of Rabbi Eliezer Melamed exposes the fault-lines emerging in Jewish fundamentalism and religious ultra-nationalism over engaging with non-Orthodox Jews. They pose radical challenges – for both sides

Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer
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Anshel Pfeffer
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Eliezer Melamed’s hardcore religious nationalist credentials are impeccable. He is the rabbi of Har Bracha, a settlement deep in the West Bank overlooking Nablus. His father is the rabbi of another settlement and his mother has been for over three decades the driving force behind Arutz Sheva, the main settler media group. 

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