Believe it or not, this rabbi is an improvement over his father, the late Chief Rabbi Mordechay Eliyahu - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    "In 1950–1951 Mordechay was among the leaders of Brit HaKanaim (Hebrew: בְּרִית הַקַנַאִים‎‎, lit. Covenant of the Zealots), a radical religious Jewish underground organisation which operated against the widespread trend of secularisation in the country. The underground burnt cars whose drivers drove on Shabbat, and butcher shops whose owners sold non-kosher meat. They plotted to throw a smoke bomb in the Knesset during a debate on drafting religious women to the IDF, and a member of the group was in the audience during the debate with a smoke bomb in his pocket, but did not have the opportunity to activate the bomb. On 14 May 1951 the group's members were arrested by the Shabak. Mordechay was sentenced to 10 months imprisonment for his part in the group's deeds." - Wiki

    from the article: Prominent Israeli rabbi faces criminal probe over anti-Arab remarks
    First published 13:11 22.11.11 | Last updated 13:11 22.11.11
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