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  Nissan 27, 5773 , 07/04/13

Complaint: Religous Coercion in Selection of Mayor

Bnei Brak resident Yisrael Apel filed a court complaint, Sunday, against Mayor Avraham Rubinstein and Rabbis Aharon Leib Steinman and Chaim Kanievsky, charging that the hareidi-religious rabbis' "Torah Opinion" in favor of Mayor Rubinstein constituted coercing members of the city council and frightening public servants. The complaint called for the three to get jail time.

Senior city officials treated the complaint with contempt, calling Apel a serial filer of complaints.

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