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Running a haredi candidate has become a major issue in the sector – those who welcome the idea of a haredi mayor and those who warn that this could be disadvantageous for haredim in Jerusalem.

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August 9, 2018 12:49
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Deputy Mayor Haim Epstein

Deputy Mayor Haim Epstein. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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Deputy Mayor Yossi Daitch (United Torah Judaism) scored a significant victory last week by winning the approval and support of the secretariat of UTJ’s Agudat Yisrael for his candidacy in the October 30 mayoral election.

Now Daitch is seeking to leverage that approval into broader support of all of the factions in the haredi sector. Officially, the word of the parties in the haredi sector is that the “time is not ripe yet” for a public announcement of support, but sources disclose that the issue is larger than just a matter of timing.

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