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October 11, 2002
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The chief rabbi of Safed issued a ruling that forbids praying in a minyan with Shamai Leibowitz, the Israeli lawyer who is part of the defense team representing Palestinian militia leader Marwan Barghouti. Rabbi Shmuel Eliahu made the ruling in reply to a question by someone who wanted to know if it would be permissible to curse Leibowitz if he came to the local synagogue.

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