News Briefs

  3/2/2014, Adar 30, 5774

Police: More than 300,000 in Jerusalem Demonstration

Police in Jerusalem said more than 300,000 took part in Sunday afternoon's rally by hareidim against legislation intended to make more of them serve in the Israel Defense Forces.

Organizers said there were half a million. A number of rabbis ruled it was permissible to say a blessing based on seeing 600,000 Jews in one place.