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22 September 2008

Court Upholds Rabbi’s Bracha

Court Upholds Rabbi’s Bracha

By Yechiel Spira, www.theyeshivaworld.com September 21, 2008

A court last week ruled the bracha for supporting a candidate was not a violation of the law, upholding Or Yehuda elections.

The petition to the court sought to challenge an election promise for voters who support Rav David Yosef that they would receive a bracha from his father, HaRav Ovadia Yosef Shlita.

Following his victory in the election, the petition was filed with the court.

The court ruled that the petition was not valid, stating it was only filed after the petitioner lost in the election, and it did not prove that the bracha promised was a violation of the law or that it slanted the election in the favor of one candidate.

H/T to Religion & State in Israel - Joel Katz

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