Religion: Black Jews

In Jerusalem one day last week a young Jew named Aryeh Kotcher concealed something in his garments, got past a cordon of police without it being noticed, joined throngs of Jews praying at the ancient Wailing Wall. During a moment of silence, Aryeh Kotcher whipped out his shofar or ram's horn, let out a loud toot before police bore down and arrested him. Public shofar-blowing in Jerusalem is forbidden by law, for it infuriates Arabs, incites to riot.* But Jew Kotcher was happy because it was Yom Kippur, and his ritual blast on the...

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