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February 24, 2000
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All Israeli state schools, including those in Arab areas, will be required to teach Torah studies, according to a new law that religious parties pushed through a virtually empty Knesset. Rabbi Michael Melchior, minister for Israeli society and world Jewish communities, said decisions like this should be made after a dialogue and that quickie legislation on such matters only “distances people” from Judaism.

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