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'Muslim' rabbi flees sex scandal

JERUSALEM (AFP) - A rabbi at the centre of a sex scandal has run off to his native Morocco and converted to Islam.

Rabbi Shimon Dadon, who in Israel had enticed schoolgirls by giving away exam results, is working in a mosque. A rabbinical court is to decide whether to grant a divorce to his wife, Myriam. Under Jewish law, the husband must agree.