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Isaac Herzog elected as next head of the Jewish Agency
His election comes at a time of a deepening strain between Israel and Diaspora Jewry due to a number of issues, including egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall, as well as the Israeli Rabbinate’s control over Jewish conversion and marriage.
Isaac Herzog nominated to head Jewish Agency
He will replace Natan Sharansky, a former Soviet dissident who has served as the head of the Jewish Agency since 2009.