Spending Passover in Eilat? Rabbi Requires Two Seders

Arutz Sheva reports that an Israeli rabbi has ruled that the Israeli city of Eilat is part of the diaspora. Hence Jews must celebrate two days for the Passover holiday there just as they do in the rest of the world.

I'm shocked. Is it possible that Orthodox Jews now actually spend Passover in Eilat?
2 Seders for Eilat Residents, Says Rabbi Elyashiv
15:18 Jan 28, '07 / 9 Shevat 5767

(IsraelNN.com) Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv has issued a ruling that differentiates residents and tourists in Eilat from those in the rest of the State of Israel with regard to Passover observance, according to the Globes business news service.

According to the Kol Haֲ’Ir newspaper, Rabbi Elyashiv ruled that Jews in Eilat must hold two seders on Passover, as do Jews in the Diaspora.

The ruling was issued in response to questions by hareidi religious travel agencies that rent out hotels in Antalya, Turkey as well as Eilat and make them kosher for Passover vacation packages catering to the Jewish observant population.

Rabbi Eliyashiv said the ruling included Eilat, a popular Israeli resort town, because he said it is not part of the biblical Land of Israel.

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