Testimony stage of Rabbi Elon case delayed for a month

The Jerusalem District Court postponed Monday morning the evidentiary stage in the trial of Rabbi Motti Elon for alleged indecent acts, in order to allow the defense team time to review the new material and to present its response to the request
Jerusalem District prosecutors requested last week to add four new witnesses to the case to testify about the rabbi’s custom of hugging his students, as well as the testimony of a social worker who says she saw one such event.
The court was scheduled to hear to begin hearing testimony from witnesses today but Judge Haim Liran ruled that the defense must be provided with all the new material, which it has not yet received, in order that it can present its response. The Judge will then rule on whether or not to accept the new witnesses.
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