Day of silence to protest Gaza pullout

Sunday, February 06, 2005 | 
Some Orthodox rabbis have called for a new form of protest against Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan to withdraw from the Gaza Strip this summer. They’ve declared a day of silence on Monday, in what was described as a “fast from speaking.” The rabbis are urging people not to speak the entire day, except to utter prayers during special vigils in synagogues. Organizers say 300 congregations have agreed to take part.

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