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  8/13/2013, Elul 7, 5773

Top Rabbi to Intervene Following 2nd Day of Protests


Fresh protests took place Tuesday in Beit Shemesh. Twenty protesters are still in custody after Monday's demonstration in front of a construction site in Beit Shemesh. Now, the elderly Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky of Bnei Brak, considered a venerable Torah leader, is set to determine the true identity of the ancient cemetery at the site. He will lead a special three-judge panel which will tour the Beit Shemesh location. The protesters said that the construction, which has been halted for the time being, was desecrating a sacred space and Jewish burial ground. The rabbinical panel said upon completing their investigation, they will determine the sanctity of the location and determine the just course of action.