Rabbi: Hiring Arabs against Torah

A top Israeli haredi rabbi banned the employment of Arab workers by Jews.

 

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, a fervently Orthodox Torah scholar, in his Jewish legal decision Sunday said it was forbidden to hire Arabs under Jewish law because of the threat of endangering lives.

Yeshiva administrators meeting in Kanievsky’s home had asked for his guidance in employment practices following the attack on Jerusalem’s Mercaz HaRav yeshiva, according to a report in Yom Hadash, a haredi daily newspaper.

 

Kanievsky also said it was preferable to give jobs to Jews to provide them with a livelihood, unless the difference in cost was prohibitive.

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