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  • For new Reform leader Richard Jacobs, big tent movement is the idea

    March 22, 2011 | 2:20 pm

    For the man tapped to lead American Jewry’s largest religious denomination, keeping the movement’s 900-plus synagogues welcoming to the unaffiliated, inspiring for members and a home for disaffected traditional Jews may require a high-wire balancing act.

    As a former dancer and...

  • Keep our shuls safe but still friendly

    September 17, 2008 | 9:25 pm

    "Open for us the gates at the time of their closing."

    Worshippers conclude their Yom Kippur prayers every year with this refrain -- a final supplication to be sealed in the Book of Life -- during the Neilah Shearim service that closes the holiday.

    Neilah Shearim, more commonly known...