July 19, 2018

JUST ONE DROP:

In pre-dawn move, police grill Conservative rabbi about weddings he conducts (MARISSA NEWMAN, 7/19/18, Times of Israel)

A Conservative rabbi was hauled in by police before dawn on Thursday for questioning over wedding ceremonies he conducts outside the state-run Chief Rabbinate, in a radical departure from the state's longstanding non-enforcement of the issue.

Police knocked on Rabbi Dov "Dubi" Haiyun's door in the northern city of Haifa around 5 a.m. to bring him in for interrogation, following a complaint by a local rabbinical court, according to a spokesperson for the Masorti Movement in Israel, which is analogous to the US Conservative Movement.

The rabbinical court spokesperson, in a statement, accused Haiyun of performing a wedding of a Jew born of an extramarital affair, known as a mamzer.

Posted by at July 19, 2018 4:02 AM

  

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