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Would-Be Book Burners

Since when is it the job of the government in a democracy to arrest or indict people for exercising their freedom of speech? That is what the Supreme Court seems to be demanding.Prof. Steven Plaut, 12/12/2013, 8:00 AM

MK Ariel: State Owes Rabbis Apology for Torat Hamelekh

State Control Committee chair says closing the Torat Hamelekh case without indictments is woefully insufficient; plans committee debateGabe Kahn, 5/29/2012, 10:25 PM

UK Bans Rabbi Elitzur From Country

British security officials banned Rabbi Yosef Elitzur from entering the country over opinions expressed in his book Torat HaMelekhGabe Kahn., 8/10/2011, 7:28 PM

Ben-Ari Recalls Rebbe's Questioning in Soviet Russia

MK Michael Ben-Ari began a speech in the Knesset by reading an excerpt about the Lubavitcher rebbe who was questioned by Jews in Soviet Russia.Elad Benari, 7/13/2011, 12:29 PM

Yehoram Gaon: Did Police Need Rabbis’ Fingerprints?

Legendary singer questions wisdom of state actions against Rabbis Lior and Yosef.Gil Ronen, 7/10/2011, 12:56 PM

Attorneys Demand Nitzan Investigate Leftist Incitement

The Yesha Human Rights group is demanding that Shai Nitzan investigate leftwing journalist Yonatan Shem-or for incitement against the right.David Lev, 7/5/2011, 9:15 PM

Rabbi Shalom Gold: Torah Law is Above Any Other Law

Rabbi Shalom Gold at the support rally for Rabbis Dov Lior and Yaakov Yosef: "The real honor that was diminished was that of the police."Elad Benari, 7/5/2011, 6:15 AM

Rally For Rabbis Lior and Yosef at Supreme Court

Thousands rallied in front of Israel's Supreme Court in support of Rabbis Dov Lior and Yaakov Yosef. Rabbi Lior danced with supporters.Gabe Kahn., 7/4/2011, 10:15 PM

MK Elkin Visits Rabbi Lior: 'Ridiculous Interrogation'

Coalition chairman MK Ze'ev Elkin came to visit Rabbi Dov Lior over his arrest. "It was a ridiculous decision to interrogate him," he said.Elad Benari, 7/1/2011, 10:06 AM

Rabbi Eliezer Melamed: Why Rabbis Refused Police Summons

The Rabbi of Har Bracha tells INN that in the case of Rabbis Lior and Yossef, ideological persecution is masquerading as the Law.INN Staff, 6/30/2011, 11:25 AM

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Opposes 'Torat Hamelech' Book

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef expresses opposition to publishing the Torat Hamelech book. His son wrote a "haskama", rabbinical approbation, for it.Elad Benari, 6/30/2011, 8:22 AM

Danino Talks Tough After Lior Protests

Police commissioner Yochanan Danino warned against protests if Rabbi Yaakov Yosef is arrested; criticized protests over Rabbi Lior's arrest.Gabe Kahn., 6/29/2011, 10:05 PM

Rabbi Lior Speaks About Arrest: It Was an Excuse to Harass

Kiryat Arba's Rabbi Dov Lior spoke with students about his arrest. "I did not break any laws. Saying that a rabbi incites is baseless libel."Elad Benari, 6/29/2011, 11:05 AM

Rav Yaakov Ariel: Wrong Halachic Ruling is No Police Matter

Rabbi of Ramat Gan: state could have asked the Chief Rabbinate to disavow “The King’s Torah.”Gil Ronen, 6/28/2011, 1:06 PM

Rabbi Lior: What was Our Crime?

Students and rabbis gather to discuss recent arrest warrants over the book Torat Hamelech.Maayana Miskin, 2/20/2011, 6:46 PM

Rabbis to Explain 'Torat HaMelech' Controversy

Two rabbis facing arrest will explain their approbation for the book 'Torat HaMelech.' MKs seek to make rabbis immune from prosecution.Maayana Miskin, 2/17/2011, 12:17 AM

Second Rabbi Faces Arrest; 'They Are Putting Torah on Trial'

The son of leading Sephardic rabbi Ovadia Yosef faces arrest, says police are trying to put the Torah on trial.Maayana Miskin, 2/11/2011, 12:18 PM

Large Shows of Support for Rabbi Lior

Jewish groups outraged over police warrant for prominent rabbi, plan a support protest on Tuesday.Elad Benari, 2/8/2011, 1:47 AM

Sephardic Rabbis Defend Rabbi Yosef, Suspected of Incitement

Police summoned Rabbi Yaakov Yosef for questioning over his his support for a book that quotes Jewish Law on killing the enemy.Gil Ronen, 8/24/2010, 7:50 PM