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Rabbi of the Western Wall and the Holy places Shmuel Rabinowitz was attacked on Saturday night by Haredi fanatics who claimed he is at fault for turning the site where Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai is buried into a "site for tourists," Arutz Sheva reported.
The personal body guard of the Rabbi intervened and police was called on the scene.
There is a powerful Jewish tradition connecting a site in Mount Meron to the burial place of bar Yochai, who is seen by some as the author of the Zohar book. Many people attend the site located in the Galilee on Lag BaOmar.
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