Daily Israel Report
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News Brief

  3/2/2014, Adar 30, 5774

Additional Rabbis Bow Out of Prayer Rally


Rabbi David Dudkevich of the Samarian (Shomron) community of Yitzhar, Rabbi Yehoshua' Schmidt of Shavei Shomron and Rabbi Gior Brenner of the Binyamin-region community of Giv'at Asaf, north of Jerusalem, announced, Sunday afternoon, that they would not take part in the afternoon prayer rally by hareidim in response to the law being formulated to increase hareidi national service. The announcement was in response to their students' requests for instruction on whether or not to participate.

The rabbis, considered a bridge between the religious Zionist and hareidi communities, cited what they called "the degredation of important Torah scholars that has been heard in recent days by a number of spokesmen and media outlets in the hareidi community with no protest or apology."