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  • Ra’anana rabbis condemn attack on Reform synagogue

    April 18, 2011 | 10:22 pm

    Some 14 Orthodox rabbis and public figures from Ra’anana signed a letter condemning an attack on a Reform synagogue in the central Israel city.

    Ra’anana Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Peretz was among those who signed the letter, which was released Sunday.

    The World Union for Progressive...

  • First newly built Reform synagogue since WWII dedicated in Germany

    February 22, 2011 | 10:13 am

    Germany’s first newly built Reform synagogue since World War II was dedicated during ceremonies in the city of Hameln.

    The building was constructed on the site of the former synagogue destroyed on the night of Nov. 9, 1938 in the Kristallnacht pogrom against Jews, their property and...

  • Spectator - How Sweet She Is

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 16, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    At the beginning of her risqué comic monologue, "Sugar Happens," Rachel Bailit struts onstage wearing a tight black corset, a skimpy skirt, garters, thigh-highs and an attitude.

    "I know what you're thinking: Big boobs ... big lips. Bimbo. Starlet. Slut," she says. "But don't judge...

  • Chasen Forging New Path at Leo Baeck

    By David Finnigan

    January 15, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    When Rabbi Kenneth Chasen came to the Leo Baeck Temple for a final interview with the search committee in the spring of 2002, he put together a sample Shabbat service for about 40 people. During the service, congregation president Robin Bernstein closed her eyes and smiled. A feeling...