Haredi communities will hold protests at the end of the holiday to circumvent the closure

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Haredi communities plan to hold local demonstrations that will take place at the end of Rosh Hashanah around the country. Officially, the demonstrations will take place in protest of the closure during the holidays, but they are mainly intended to allow free passage between the ultra-Orthodox cities and families who will be on holiday with their relatives, the Rebbe or their spiritual leader.

The free passage will be possible, despite the closure, due to exceeding the demonstrations beyond the 500-meter limit. The protests will take place on Sunday evening in Bnei Brak, Jerusalem, Beit Shemesh and Safed, among others, and more cities will join later. The initiatives were born out of the Hasidic current in the ultra-Orthodox sector, and in every city an orderly request was made to the police to hold the protest.

The leader of the initiative is the chairman of Torah Judaism, Yaakov Litzman, who this week called at an internal conference to hold the demonstrations in protest of the restrictions on prayers. Litzman himself did not admit that the goal behind the demonstrations is free movement between cities.

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