Monday, July 02, 2018

Sephardic Rabbis Protest Against Israeli Draft Law

Sephardic rabbis gather for anti-Draft Law prayer service on the grave of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Monday July 2 2018

Rabbi Netanel Cohen, one of the organizers of the Sephardic protest rally against the Draft Law, explained this morning in an interview to Kol Brama radio why he initiated the rally.

He says the Draft Law would be especially detrimental to the Sephardic public. "50% of the Sephardi Torah world does not come from haredi families and therefore the Draft Law represents a great danger," he explained.

He described a pressure campaign exerted on the Sephardic rabbis not to take part in the rally. "There are humongous pressures from political parties on leading yeshiva heads not to participate in the rally," he said.

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