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Rabbi Holds Services at Saddam’s Palace

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/community_briefs/article/rabbi_holds_services_at_saddams_palace_20040109

If you're looking for one of the world's newest centers for Judaism, then look no further than at a perverse example of garish excess seen in the past year: one of Saddam Hussein's palaces. Comedian Al Franken lit Chanukah candles in the palace in an illuminative snub of the dictator, who proudly displayed large painting of Scud missiles hitting Israel and gold chairs bearing inscriptions that crow about "victory over the Zionist entity."

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