Daitch gets ditched

The mayoral election’s behind-the-scenes drama intensifies.

October 25, 2018 15:57
2 minute read.
Daitch gets ditched

The Slonim family, some killed in the 1929 Hebron Massacre. Yossi Daitch, who is a Slonim Hassid, has managed to secure the approval of the Council of Torah Sages, a panel of the most senior rabbis in the haredi non-hassidic world. . (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)


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This has been a relatively calm election campaign, but there was some drama this past week.

Deputy Mayor Yossi Daitch is the mayoral candidate representing Agudat Yisrael in the haredi sector. He had it difficult from the beginning. First, he had to convince the spiritual leaders of his sector that the time was ripe for a haredi mayor, and that he is the right person to run for the position.


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