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Closed Society: May 18, 2011

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Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv ruled that the Yeshiva student who cursed a woman because she refused to move to the back of a “Mehadrin” (segregated) bus, is not required to apologize to her, because “it is permitted to degrade whoever violates the Jewish religion rules in matters of chastity. ”

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May 18th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Closed Society: 17 February, 2011

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Senior Rabbis, including “Adjudicator of the Generation” Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, have published Halachic adjudication forbidding volunteering in Magen David Adom, on the ground of the first aid organization’s latest trials to recruit ultra-orthodox youth for national service in it. The Rabbis wrote that Magen David Adom is the only official national organization without a Rabbi, and warned the youth not to volunteer in it, not even for the sake of saving lives.

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February 17th, 2011 at 10:51 am