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        4/2/2012, Nisan 10, 5772

      Petition: Prosecute Authors of Torat Hamelech


      The Reform Judaism movement and eight other organizations filed a petition against Justice Minister Ya'akov Ne'eman and Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein, among others, in the Supreme Court, Monday morning, demanding that the authors of the book Torat Hamelech (Torah of the King) and those who gave rabbinical endorsement to it be prosecuted. The book created a storm of protest in left-wing circles since it came out, two years ago, over its description of how to relate to non-Jewish enemies in times of combat.

      The petitioners are seeking a disciplinary hearing against Rabbi Dov Lior of Hevron-Kiryat Arba' for his rabbinical endorsement of the book.