Continuing his “Meet the Candidate” series for the tenth week in a row, Gil Hoffman interviews former Jerusalem deputy mayor and former Beitar Illit mayor Rabbi Yitzhak Pindrus, who is eighth on the list of the Ashkenazi ultra-Orthodox United Torah Judaism party that is getting seven seats in most polls. Pindrus was born in Jerusalem to immigrants from Cleveland and Boston and is the only candidate in an ultra-Orthodox party who agreed to be interviewed in English. A resident of Jerusalem’s Old City, he blasts Blue and White candidate Benny Gantz for his statements supporting creating an egalitarian prayer site at the Western Wall. He also explains his point of view on why the ultra-Orthodox have been moving to communities in Judea over the so-called Green Line. Pindrus says people who are not ultra-Orthodox have plenty of reasons to vote for his party as well.

Written by Gil Hoffman