Israel’s Chief Rabbinate loses right to ban Christmas trees in Israeli hotels

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JERUSALEM (RNS) Israel's Chief Rabbinate has backed down on its long-standing prohibition against placing Christmas trees in the country's hotels, as well as other rules related to the Jewish Sabbath and holidays.     The Chief Rabbinate's new regulations, announced on  Thursday (March 5), came in response to a petition from Hiddush _ Freedom of Religion […]

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