"A brilliant scholar who connected Torah and action, love and awe… who worked with all his might to endear the Torah to Israeli society."
“So if we want to strengthen mutual [Jewish] responsibility between the different parts of the [Jewish] people, the representatives of the different communities must meet in friendship and respect.”
Tzohar denies claim, accuses chief rabbi of slander and violating Jewish law in his attack.
The new caucus is designed to keep such issues in the public eye, despite the conservative inclinations of coalition parties United Torah Judaism, Shas and Bayit Yehudi.
Rabbis Eliyahu and Mutzafi rule terrorists should be killed at scene of attack, Rabbis Stav and Ariel rule not to harm assailants if incapacitated.
Liberman also said he will discuss the matter with Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky, so that he will cooperate with the new courts, as well.
Sharansky: Chief Rabbinate trying to preserve monopoly.