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Israel Minister of Religion Denies He Went to Europe to Consult on Sanhedrin

Press reports claiming that his recent visit to Europe was for the purpose of discussing the formation of a Sanhedrin with rabbis overseas were denied here by Rabbi Judah L. Maimon, Minister of Religion.

Minister Maimon emphasized that only rabbis in Israel were competent to decide on establishment of a Sanhedrin, adding that they required neither consultation with or approval of any rabbis overseas. He cited a thesis by Maimonides to support his contention.