Tel Aviv got a new chief rabbi after two years without one. Yisrael Meir Lau, a former Ashkenazi chief rabbi of Israel, was elected to the Tel Aviv post Sunday by a municipal council vote of 19-10. His rival in the race was Beersheba’s chief rabbi, Yehuda Deri, brother of Aryeh Deri, the influential former leader of the Sephardi Orthodox Shas Party.
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