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The Crisis in Israel's Haredi Politics Is About Much More Than Netanyahu

Ahead of Israeli election, a split in United Torah Judaism could endanger the entire bloc of parties loyal to Netanyahu. But beyond the electoral implications, a larger ideological rift is shaking the Haredi world

Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer
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Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer

As with just about everything in Israeli politics, the prospect of a split in United Torah Judaism – the ultra-Orthodox political alliance between the Hasidic Agudat Yisrael and the “Lithuanian” Degel Hatorah – is being seen solely through the prism of how it affects Benjamin Netanyahu’s chances of forming a government after the November 1 election.

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