About Rabbi Drori
Rabbi Drori, who was one of the most outstanding students of Rabbi Zvi Yehudah Kook (the spiritual leader of religious Zionism), is renowned throughout Israel for his inclusive attitude towards all Jews, regardless of religious or political affiliation. He has refused all entreaties to become a Member of Knesset, a Cabinet Minister or the Chief Rabbi of a major city. His place is in Kiryat Shemona, where he serves as Chief Rabbi and Head of the Yeshivat Hesder, which he founded in 1977. His people are the Jews of the Northern Galilee who live in constant danger, as enemy incursions and Katyusha rocket attacks are common.
Rabbi Drori oversees a network of Torah classes and lectures that has been established throughout the entire Upper Galilee region (including numerous secular kibbutzim and moshavim), encouraging a spirit of openness and dialogue, which has had a significant impact on countless people.
In addition, Rabbi Drori serves as Dayan (judge) in the special rabbinical court for conversion. He is also Chairman of the Board of National Service (Sherut Leumi), an organization encompassing more than 4,000 religious girls countrywide who spend two years doing voluntary work instead of army service.