Hundreds of rabbis around the world decry anti-Arab religious ruling

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Hundreds of rabbis around the world decry anti-Arab religious ruling

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Hundreds of leading rabbis from congregations the world have signed a petition criticizing their counterparts in Israel who issued a religious ruling to forbid Jews from selling or leasing property to Arabs.

More than 750 signatories to the Rabbis against Religious Discrimination petition, funded by the New Israel Fund, deplored the 50 prominent rabbis promoting the new ruling as “causing shock and pain.”

“The attempt to root discriminatory policies based on religion or ethnicity in Torah is a painful distortion of our tradition,” the petition said.

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