So,in your simple and dishonest mind, a man that is regarded as "the generations GREATEST authority on religious law" has no influence outside of Israel.<quoted text>
What wider society? We already defined the limits of his following. Israeli, sephardic, and religious. Pretty small, considering.
Listen to this, a man called Billy Graham had great influence in the US and elsewhere in the world and he was not regarded as the GREATEST SAGE of his generation.
In essence you talk too much CS. Let me change that to HS where H=HOG.