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  • Israeli cult leader convicted of sexual crimes

    September 8, 2014 | 9:31 am

    An Israeli cult leader alleged by prosecutors to have kept 21 wives under his spell for years was convicted on Monday of sexual crimes but acquitted of charges of enslavement.

    The suspect, Goel Ratzon, 64, had denied the allegations, which prosecutors described as a...

  • Cartman the evil evangelist

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 6, 2008 | 2:15 pm

    Wednesday is a huge day on my calendar. It’s been blocked off for about three months for the return of “South Park.” It’s also Yom Kippur. And this year I’m going to do Yom Kippur, fasting and all, and then I’m going to write a short essay about doing the holiest day in the Jewish...

  • Kabbalah blamed for A-Rod marital breakup

    July 8, 2008 | 5:50 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA) – A former trainer for Alex Rodriguez said the star ballplayer’s interest in kabbalah caused the break-up of his marriage.

    Cynthia Rodriguez filed for divorce Monday in Miami saying the New York Yankee “emotionally abandoned” her.

    Trainer Dodd Romero told the...

  • If the Spaceship Comes

    By Adam Gilad

    September 3, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    I am in a cult.

    Not one with an Indian twist, nor a homegrown one full of fervid believers waiting for a modern-day Shabtai Tzvi to fly us all to a New Jerusalem. No, my cult is more like that of those UFO suicides in Rancho Santa Fe waiting for the spaceship to take them away to a...