Rabbi Dov Lior, the chief rabbi of the Kiryat Arba settlement, is leaving his position in order to move to east Jerusalem.
Rabbi Dov Lior, a leading West Bank rabbi who endorsed a book justifying the killing of non-Jews, issued a religious ruling saying that Jewish law permits the destruction of Gaza to keep southern Israel safe.
Tensions within Israel’s governing coalition are reaching a boiling point over the impending release of 26 more prisoners as part of a peace deal.
That fight over the post of Israeli chief rabbi is more than meets the eye. It will affect marriage and conversion. And it even has powerful implications for the peace process.
It wasn’t rioting Palestinian protesters making headlines yesterday, but rather right-wing religious Jews opposing the arrest of Dov Lior, the chief rabbi of Kiryat Arba.
Several Israeli religious leaders have been in the news recently — and not for their piety. Here’s a quick roundup:
Crossposted from Haaretz