Eda Haredit to mark 100 weeks of Karta lot protests

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Marking 100 weeks since the Jerusalem Municipality opened the Karta parking lot near the Jaffa Gate on Shabbat, the Eda Haredit group will hold a demonstration on Saturday to protest the desecration of the Jewish day of rest.

Such rallies have been held regularly for two years, but unlike the average weekend demonstration of a few dozen young men, this week activists hope to draw hundreds or even thousands of members of the anti-Zionist group, due to the announced participation of the head of Rabbi David Kahn, head of the Mea She’arimbased Toldot Aharon hassidic sect.

Fate would have it that this week’s Torah portion is “Pinchas,” about the high priest famous for turning the wrath of God away from the children of Israel “while he was zealous for my sake among them, that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy.”

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