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Egyptian Court Bans Jewish Celebration at 19th-Century Tomb

A yearly celebration by Egyptian Jews at the tomb of 19th-Century Rabbi Jacob Abu Hasira that has been permitted since 1979 has been banned by and Egyptian court. The court, which also instructed the government to remove the tomb from the list of official shrines, based its decision on what it said were “moral offenses” committed during the three-day festival but failed to describe what the offenses were.