A failed attempt to expand Orthodox control of the Western Wall.
Vote Shas and get a good verdict from Heaven?
It won’t impinge on religious freedom—or encourage Shabbat observance.
American Jews should treat the Israeli political situation realistically.
The worst of all possible outcomes.
Since its establishment in the 1980s, the Mizrahi ultra-Orthodox party Shas has become a powerful player in Israeli politics. It presided over a religious revival. . .
Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef, who passed away this year aged ninety-three, combined magisterial scholarship and political acumen to become the power broker of Israeli politics.