Here's a 3 minute clip where Lapid talks about religious pluralism and why it's important.
In the end, Lapid is a politician and may give in to the temptations of the moment. But never before has there been more potential to bridge the gaps between ultra-Orthodox and modernists - a group that includes secular Israelis and progressive or modern Orthodox Jews who want to engage the modern world rather than flee it or deny its existence.
If you want to hear more about Lapid's vision in his own words, his recent column in the Times of Israel.
Here's Jan's report: