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Popular kabbalah rabbi stabbed to death

Rabbi Elazar Abuhatzeira, 70, grandson of known kabbalist 'Baba Sali', attacked by a Jewish man while receiving audience in his yeshiva in Be'er Sheva.
Suspect, captured by rabbi's followers, said to have been unhappy with advice on marital issues. Police manage to get him away from the crime scene, while Rabbi supporters tries to attack him.

This is the first time in Israel a Rabbi is murdered by one of his followers.

Tens of thousands of people attend funeral of the slain Rabbi.
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Published 03:02 29.07.11

Rabbi Elazar Abuhatzeira was stabbed to death on Thursday night in Be'er Sheva while he was hosting guests for consultation at a yeshiva near his home.

Police said they received a report of the rabbi's wounds shortly after midnight. He died

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Added: Aug-1-2011 Occurred On: Aug-1-2011
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