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March 21, 2002
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Israel’s chief rabbis are permitting worshipers to carry weapons and use cell phones to protect their synagogues over Passover. Jewish law forbids touching weapons and electronics on Shabbat and holidays except in emergencies, but — responding to the threat of terror attacks on synagogues and a special request from the Religious Affairs Ministry — the rabbinate is agreeing to new measures.

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