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Closed Society: 11 January, 2001

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Rabbis of the Badatz (ultra-orthodox court of justice)  have issued a Halacha ruling against the tourism site “Tiberius” in Tiberias (Tveria). The site includes a multimedia show describing the long history of the city, visualizing various historical and mythological events, among them Jesus walking on water at the Sea of Galilee.


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January 11th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

Closed Society: 11th November, 2010

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Rabbi Eliahu Abarzhil, the chairman of the Rabbinical Court in Jerusalem, published an Halachaic verdict, which says “there is a total prohibition of listening or playing songs by homosexual and lesbian singers, since the messages they convey may ruin the youth and influence them to act as they do”. (Hebrew)

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November 12th, 2010 at 7:09 am