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  Tishrei 25, 5775 , 19/10/14

Shmittah Supervisor's Car Stoned Near Tira

The vehicle of the supervisor over Rabbi Yosef Efrati's "mehadrin" kosher status (inidicating a special care being taken) for vegetables during this Shmittah year (agricultural sabbatical) was stoned near the Arab-Israeli village of Tira, resulting in the supervisor leaving the area.

As the kashrut supervisor left the area for which he was responsible for,  Arab minors opened up on him, throwing rocks. Following the incident, the Shmittah Committee announced that the area was no longer under its supervision until further notification.

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