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        1/5/2012, Tevet 10, 5772

      IDF Blocks Top Rabbi, Ed Officer from Efrat Event


      The Israel Defense Forces prohibited the chief education officer and the chief military rabbi from attending a conference involving the military and youth who are about to be inducted, Thursday evening in the Judean Jewish community of Efrat, although the two said they wanted to participate.

      Mayor of Efrat, reserves Lieutenant Colonel Oded Revivi, expressed dissatisfaction with a decision and said "It's a pity the IDF prohibits officers from participating in  this so important public discourse."