Unholy row

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Ultra-Orthodox rabbis have declared Israel's planetarium off limits, saying its light show is a heresy because it dates the world's creation to billions of years ago, AP reports from Jerusalem.

Jewish belief says God made the world 5,753 years ago, with the date based on the generations cited in the Bible.

The controversy erupted even though the planetarium offers two versions of the creation - one for secular audiences saying it was about 15 billion years ago, the other for the religious saying it happened 'a long, long time ago'.