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Jerusalem - Israeli Rabbi Bans 50-shekel Banknote Featuring Poet Who Married A Non-jew

Dec 04, 2017 at 11:54 AM

Jerusalem - A senior Haredi rabbi has decreed that it is forbidden to speak to Christians, and forbidden to even look at the new NIS 50 banknote, because it bears the image of the Hebrew poet Shaul Tchernichowsky, who married a non-Jew. Rabbi Ben Tzion Motzpi, a respected and highly conservative Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) rabbi from the Sephardi community, gave these rulings recently in response...

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