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Daily Israel Report
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News Brief

  3/24/2013, Nisan 13, 5773

IDF Passover Event to Include Movie


The Aguda Lemaan Hachayal and IDF Education Corps are planning their annual Passover seder for soldiers who do not have parents living in Israel. This year the planned celebration is to include a movie showing on Monday night and a sports challenge on Tuesday – both events which violate halacha (Jewish law) on holidays.

A source involved in the event told Arutz Sheva that the events in question are not a mandatory part of the schedule, but expressed concern that the planned recreation “will create an atmosphere of social pressure on some of the soldiers who under other circumstances would keep the halacha.”