Shabbat Blaze Inflames Bnei Brak
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Shabbat Blaze Inflames Bnei Brak

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Sabbath-observers who consulted with a rabbi before summoning the fire brigade to their burning apartment in Bnei Brak may have trouble collecting insurance.

When the fire broke out Saturday in the strictly Orthodox township near Tel Aviv, the residents walked to the home of their rabbi to get his consent to sound the alarm.

By the time the firefighters arrived, the blaze had spread to two other apartments. All three were gutted, but no one was hurt.

Legal experts said the insurance company could refuse payment or reduce it on grounds of negligence.

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