Charedi parties fear Supreme Court will strike down religious exemption to new laws banning fur trade, banning traditional hasidic headwear.

The Caredi community in Israel fears that Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel intends to destroy the streimel industry, Behadrei Haredim reported.

A shtreimel is a fur hat which is often worn by hasidic and haredi Jews from eastern Europe. They are usually made from the tails of Canadian or Russian sable, beech marten, and baum marten, and are among the most expensive parts of traditional hasidic dress.

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The fear is that the Supreme Court will strike down the religious exemption to the the new bans on the fur industry and the grounds that such exemptions are unequal.

Minister Gamliel had sat on the new regulations for a year due to opposition from the Charedi political parties. Today, she finally passed the regulations, which will take effect in December. Read more at Arutz-7