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State and Religion: January 2, 2013

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Israel’s Chief Rabbis Shlomo Amar and Yona Metzger issued a letter of support for the Efrat organization, which works to prevent abortions in Israel. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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January 2nd, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Military and Security: January 12, 2012‎

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Ninety Paratroopers Brigade recruits marched with the IDF unit’s banners through the Muslim Quarter in Jerusalem. The group of soldiers was lead by Rabbi Matti Dan, head of the Ateret Cohanim group. IDF Spokesperson’s Office said, “Unfortunately a group of civilians chose to take advantage of this dignified event (swearing-in ceremony) to create a provocation intended for the media. The fact that media outlets were invited to cover the event proves this was a planned provocation.” Ateret Cohanim, on the other hand, said that the tour was coordinated with the IDF and officers accompanied the group.

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January 12th, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Closed Society: January 8, 2012

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Elyakim Levanon, Chief Rabbi of Samaria, said in an interview that Israeli democracy is bankrupt and a theocracy should be hoped for.

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January 8th, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Closed Society: January 2, 2012

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A Haredi[?] group from Tiberias, led by Rabbi Asher Idan, has applied to the Ministry of Transportation to sex-segregate several bus lines in Tiberias and Safed.

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January 2nd, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Military and Security Forces: December 25, 2011

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Over the weekend, approximately 20 fighters from the Golani Brigade’s Reconnaissance Battalion were asked to don berets and listen to a lesson inside a military base by a non-military Rabbi.

 

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December 25th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

Closed Society: November 13, 2011

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Rabbi David Druckman, Chief Rabbi of Kiryat-Motzkin, was questioned by the Police on suspicion that he signed a manifesto calling on Jews not to hire Arabs.  Following his interrogation he said that “the most normal thing is for a Jew to hire only Jews”.

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November 13th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

Closed Society: 31 December, 2010

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Shmuel Eliyahu, Safed municipal rabbi, was summoned for police interrogation on suspicion of racist incitement following the rabbis’ letter, which prohibits renting apartments to non-Jews. Rabbi Eliyahu declared that he does not intend to come to the interrogation. According to Rabbi Eliyahu, “it is the right and obligation of a rabbi to decide Halachic law for people who inquire about it. We have done so in the past and we will also do so int he future.” (Hebrew)

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December 31st, 2010 at 9:44 pm