Israel’s Rabbis to Lose Long-held Tax Exemption Status

Israel's Tax Authority issues a circular detailing to assessors how to tax rabbis, kabbalists and others performing religious services.

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The tax man, it seems, is about to cast his net over Israel’s rabbis, kabbalists, mohels, hazans and religious court judges. Blessings for a fee and vials of holy water will be subject to value-added tax and...