Rabbi who led ultra-Orthodox protests against draft dies

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 24, 2018 19:27
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Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach, the leader of the Jerusalem faction, died on Friday night after a cardiac arrest at his home in the Sha'arei Hessed neighborhood of Jerusalem.

Auerbach collapsed in his room in the yeshiva building. A team of doctors have been called to the site will carry out CPR operations.

The rabbi led the ultra-Orthodox protests against the mandatory draft in Israel, and many of his followers immediately gathered at the end of the Sabbath at his Maalot HaTorah yeshiva.


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