Slippery Slope

Notes From a Crumbling Democracy

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