A Reform Rabbi Is Set to Make History in Israel, Enraging the ultra-Orthodox Parties

Rabbi Gilad Kariv is well positioned to finally become a member of the Knesset after several near-misses. Personal attacks by Haredi lawmakers don’t unnerve him, but the nonresponse from other parties does

Danielle Ziri
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Labor Party candidate and Reform rabbi Gilad Kariv is not surprised ultra-Orthodox lawmakers have vowed to boycott him if he’s elected to Israel’s Knesset on March 23, but says the silence of other parties over the threat should worry everyone.

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