Will Gafni's Degel Hatorah split from UTJ? - analysis


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Will Gafni's Degel Hatorah split from UTJ? - analysis
"Every hassid must listen to his rebbe, but we listen to our rebbes", 'UTJ chairman MK Moshe Gafni said.
Published: JULY 31, 2022

An internal rift in the ultra-Orthodox United Torah Judaism Party between the Lithuanian faction Degel Hatorah and hassidic faction Agudat Yisrael has been making headlines in the last week, and its two factions may decide to run separately in the election. What has caused the rift, and what will happen if they indeed split? First, the two factions have ideological differences that have grown in the past few years, Degel leader and UTJ chairman MK Moshe Gafni said at a faction conference in Bnei Brak on Tuesday.

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