Case closed against ‘The King’s Torah’ authors


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s attorney general has closed its case against the authors of "The King’s Torah," which reportedly discusses situations in which it is permissible for Jews to kill non-Jews. 

Rabbi Yitzhak Shapira and Rabbi Yosef Elitzur had been detained and questioned over the contents of the book. 

Other rabbis investigated in connection with the book included Dov Lior, Yitzhak Ginsberg and Yaakov Yosef; they had expressed their support for the book, according to Ynet.

The arrests of the rabbis last summer led to violent protests.

According to a statement from the prosecutor’s office, Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein decided to close the case because "there is insufficient evidence to put the authors on trial for incitement to racism or incitement to violence." The prosecutor’s office statement said that the prosecutor did not agree with the book’s position.

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