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|Place of birth||Beersheba, Israel|
|Faction represented in Knesset|
Born in Beersheba, Moshe grew up in a traditional household and studied at a secular school. He then went to study at the religious schools of Beit Blumenthal in Jerusalem, and later at the Eritrea Yeshiva branch in Beit Shemesh. He performed his military service as a driver in a tracker unit, and in the military rabbinate. When he married Esther in 1986, he settled in Beit Shemesh. The couple has eight children.
Abutbul was a radio broadcaster on Radio 10, an ultra-Orthodox pirate radio station, and acted in several films aimed at the ultra-Orthodox public.
Over the years, he moved to public sector activity, and between 1993–2018, he served as a member of the Beit Shemesh City Council, in charge of the Engineering and Construction Division of the municipality, the Deputy Mayor, and his place on behalf of Shas.
In 2013, Abutbul ran again for mayor, facing Eli Cohen, a candidate for the Jewish House party supported by the "Zionist bloc" parties. Abutbul was elected for a second term, with 51% of the vote. The election campaign was accompanied by tensions between ultra-Orthodox and secularists, and due to a genuine suspicion of forgery revealed by members of the ultra-Orthodox "power" faction, protests were held against Abutbul's victory.
Finally, the court ordered re-election. They were held on 11 March 2014, and Abutbul was re-elected, with about 51% of the vote. In the local elections in 2018, Abutbul ran for a third term, and lost, by a gap of 533 votes, to Dr. Aliza Bloch.
After the loss, he announced his retirement from public office life. Still, Abutbul was placed ninth on the list of Shas for the 21st Knesset, but, as Shas did not receive 9 seats, did not enter. He was stationed in the same place in elections to the 22nd Knesset, and subsequently entered the Knesset (as Shas received 9 seats in the elections).
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- "21st Knesset, we hardly knew ye. Meet the (almost identical) 22nd". The Times of Israel. 19 September 2019. Retrieved 21 September 2019.