Rabbis: Israel should secure Chabad houses


JERUSALEM (JTA) — An advisory group to the Israeli Chief Rabbinate called on the Israeli government to provide security to Chabad houses worldwide.

In the wake of the terrorist attack on the Chabad center in Mumbai, the Chief Rabbinate’s Council adopted a resolution Monday asking Jerusalem to finance security for the 3,000 Chabad houses around the world, saying they act as embassies and take care of thousands of Israeli travelers.

The council was meeting for the first time since it was elected last month.

Meanwhile, Israeli security officials told the Jerusalem Post Monday that they plan to recommend that Chabad move its operations in Asian countries to secured buildings instead of free-standing buildings.

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