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  • Bearded rabbi allowed to join army without shaving

    December 2, 2011 | 1:45 pm

    A bearded Chabad rabbi has won his battle to join the U.S. Army without shaving his beard.

    Rabbi Menachem Stern, whose approval to serve as an Army Reserve chaplain in 2009 was rescinded because he refused to shave his beard, will be allowed to serve after settling a lawsuit against...

  • Fate of Santa Monica apartment building embroils rabbi and residents in legal battle

    By Jane Ulman

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    One late afternoon in October 1978, Hertzel Illulian, a Chabad student from Brooklyn, was silently praying mincha outside the Intercontinental Hotel in Tehran. He took three steps back after reciting the Amidah, the service's central prayer, and found himself surrounded by a wall of...

  • Gay Jews Line Up to Wed

    By Joe Berkofsky

    February 19, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbi Yoel Kahn originally married 13 years ago, but on Monday he tied the knot again -- to the same man.

    Kahn, who leads a congregation in Sonoma, first wed his longtime partner Dan Dellm under a chuppah (Jewish wedding canopy), but on Monday they finally secured a marriage license...

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