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  10/21/2011, Tishrei 23, 5772

IDF Chief Rabbi in Eshkol Region for Second Hakafot

Chief Rabbi Rafi Peretz of the Israel Defense Forces and other high-ranking members of the military rabbinate took part, Thursday evening, in the Hakafot Shniyot dances and processions with Torah scrolls in the Eshkol Council region next to the southern part of Gaza.

Rabbi Peretz told those in attendance, "Sukkot is a holiday of mutual involvement," adding that the joy of the holiday was doubled by the release of abducted soldier Gilad Shalit.