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The ‘Spy From Meah Shearim’ Released From Prison And Makes A Siyum

Meah Shearim resident Yitzchak Bergel was arrested back in 2013 on suspicion of trying to spy against Israel for Iran. The father of six, who is a member of Neturei Karta, faced a serious criminal indictment and the state wanted him imprisoned for four years while the defense was seeking a 3.5-year term. He was ultimately sentenced to a 4.5-year prison term.

Bergel was released after serving his time, allowed to return to his family this past erev Shabbos. On motzei Shabbos, he held a siyum in a local shul for all the learning he completed while imprisoned.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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