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Ultra-Orthodox Minister Announces Resignation in Israel Over Sabbath Violation

Ultra-Orthodox Minister Announces Resignation in Israel Over Sabbath Violation

Israel's Hadashot news station (formerly Channel 2 news) reported Saturday that Netanyahu will take over Litzman's portfolio as Health Minister himself rather than appoint a replacement, in case United Torah Judaism retracts its decision and permit Litzman to rejoin the cabinet.

A minister who heads an ultra-Orthodox Jewish party in Israel's government resigned on Sunday in protest at rail work that was done on the Jewish sabbath, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition did not appear to be in immediate danger. If that happens, in addition to Litzman, a deputy minister and two members of parliament could also resign, plunging the government into a crisis that might only be resolved by calling new elections.

Mr. Litzman said on Sunday that he resigned because of public violations of the holy day.

Ultra-Orthodox parties have provided Netanyahu with support to stabilize his coalition, while the government carves out large budgets for their community.

The move came after Social Affairs Minister Haim Katz said he had authorized maintenance work on rail lines to continue on Saturday.

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Israel Railways said that some maintenance work on the Sabbath must be carried out to avoid congestion and ensure public safety.

"The Sabbath, as well as the needs of all Israeli citizens, including, of course, the need for safe and consistent transportation are important to us".

"The national government headed by the Likud is the best for the state of Israel", he said at the start of a cabinet meeting. This day is observed from sundown on Friday until the appearance of three stars in the sky on Saturday night, prohibiting 39 activities listed in Tractate Shabbat (Talmud).

They demand strict adherence to Jewish law, particularly on the Sabbath, when no work is allowed.


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