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Election Of Chief Rabbis A Tumultuous Process

Other well-known rabbis still interested in running for the Ashkenazi chief rabbi’s post include Modiin Chief Rabbi David Lau, former chief rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau’s son, and Rabbi Yaakov Shapira, head of the Mercaz HaRav yeshiva.

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