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  Tishrei 28, 5773 , 14/10/12

Anniversary of Shim'on Hatzaddik's Passing Observed

Observances began, Sunday evening, to mark the anniversary of the passing of Shim'on Hatzaddik (Simon the Just or Simon the Righteous) a high priest of the Second Temple period, whose views are recorded in the Talmud. Hundreds are expected to arrive, before the end of the observance on Monday, at his tomb in the disputed eastern Jerusaelm neighborhood that bears his name in Hebrew and is referred to as Sheikh Jarach in Arabic. Security for the memorial is being provided by police and soldiers.

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