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August 29, 2000
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Several prominent fervently Orthodox rabbis are calling for the dismissal of Chief Sephardi Rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron over a dispute over the biblically mandated sabbatical year in which Jews are to refrain from agriculture. Bakshi- Doron was quoted this week as advocating a more liberal approach that would allows Jews in Jerusalem to buy produce from Jewish farmers outside the city, a stand opposed by the rabbis.

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