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March 23, 2000
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Tape cassettes of a fervently Orthodox leader comparing Israel’s education minister to the villain of the Jewish holiday of Purim were distributed in an Orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem, according to the Israeli daily Yediot Achronot. The minister, Yossi Sarid, said he is willing to accept Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s clarification of his comments, in which the rabbi said he had not intended to rally supporters to hurt Sarid. But, Sarid added, members of his party are not willing to be as forgiving.

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