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Rabbi Ovadia Yosef denounces ultra-Orthodox extremism

Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef on Saturday addressed tensions between secular and haredi (ultra-Orthodox) communities in Israel, saying in his weekly sermon, "We do not hate the secular people, but rather love them, we bring them closer."
Yosef spoke out against extremism, stating that "there are haredim carrying out forbidden acts, that our Torah forbids, they must be denounced."
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