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Religious Services Minister attends wedding in violation of guidelines – Inside Israel

Minister of Religious Services Yaakov Avitan on Tuesday evening participated in a wedding in which dozens of people beyond what is permitted were in attendance, Channel 13 News reported.

According to the coronavirus guidelines, up to 20 people are allowed to participate in a wedding, but this particular event was attended by more than 60 people.

Minister Avitan arrived at the venue long before the start of the wedding, attended the chuppah ceremony and chose to remain at the wedding despite the fact that he saw that the number of participants exceeded what is permitted.

Shas chairman Minister Aryeh Deri responded to the report and said, “I have just heard about the wedding that Religious Services Minister Rabbi Yaakov Avitan attended. This is a serious matter.”

“I reprimanded Avitan for violating the guidelines. The law is equal for everyone. The members of the government are obliged to keep all the

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Religious Services Minister Avitan conducts wedding with 60 guests

Religious Services Minister Ya’akov Avitan conducted a wedding Tuesday night with some 60 guests in attendance, in violation of the government’s COVID-19 regulations for the current lockdown. At a wedding in Gan Yavne, Avitan first met with the groom and his family in their home to sign the marriage certificate, and then conducted the wedding itself in front of dozens of guests, Channel 13 News reported.Current government regulations stipulate that no more than 20 people can be present at a wedding, while visiting a private home is under certain circumstances also a violation of the regulations. Avitan apologized for participating in the wedding after the incident was exposed, saying he had been there only for 15 minutes but that “I made an error in judgement and I express my remorse for it.”Shas chairman and Interior Minister Arye Deri described the incident as “severe” and said he had spoken with and
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Senators have an opportunity to model religious tolerance in the Amy Coney Barrett hearings. Will they?

I’ve never met Amy Coney Barrett, and I’m not a legal scholar with informed opinions on her past judicial rulings. But I find myself sympathizing with her as she prepares to enter the lion’s den of Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

Because like Barrett, but on a smaller stage, I know what it’s like to juggle a high-profile career, in a flyover state, while raising small children and practicing my faith, a kind of faith that many of my colleagues thought disqualified me from doing good work.

When I read that at a 2017 court of appeals confirmation hearing, Sen. Dianne Feinstein told Judge Barrett, “the dogma lives loudly within you” — implying that the judge would impose her conservative Catholic faith on Americans — I flashed back to a standoff with colleagues early in my broadcast journalism career.

It was shortly after I’d been assigned to the religion and culture

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Women Peace Builders In Chechnya Face Religious Traditions And The Pandemic

The reconstructed war-torn Republic of Chechnya, in the North Caucasus mountainous region, borders Russia, Georgia, and the Russian republics of Dagestan and Ingushetia. Amidst a pandemic, self-isolation is not a new phenomena for the 1.2 million Chechens who isolated themselves in basements for long stretches to survive the 1995-1999 wars with Russia.

The pandemic was another case of “when tomorrow was cancelled” for psychologist Inna Airapetyan. A native of Chechnya’s capital city, Grozny, she remembers how wars destroyed her once modern, multi-ethnic capital city, leaving the streets covered with corpses.

The Chechen’s strong sense of nationhood and indepdence, after the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, split the Chechen-Ingush Republic into two republics of Ingushetia and Chechnya. After the first Chechen war with Russia, Chechnya gained

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