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  • People who attend religious services live longer, new study suggests

    June 16, 2016 | 2:58 pm

    All those people urging you to go to synagogue more may have a point.

    A new study suggests that people who consistently attend religious services may live longer than those who don’t.

    In an article published in the June issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, four Harvard University...

  • Israel’s religious services minister: ‘Reform Jews cannot be considered Jews’

    July 7, 2015 | 9:35 am

    Israel’s religious services minister said in a radio interview that Reform Jews cannot be considered Jews.

    “A Reform Jew, from the moment he stops following Jewish law, I cannot allow myself to say that he is a Jew,” David Azoulay, of the Sephardic Orthodox Shas party, said...

  • Three Denominations Sizzle in San Juan

    By Larry Luxner

    October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    At San Juan's Congregation Sha'are Zedeck, religious services are conducted from a bimah graced -- on special occasions -- with the flags of the United States, Puerto Rico and Israel. Yet 90 percent of the congregation's 255 member families trace their heritage to a fourth country --...

  • Rabbi Holds Services at Saddam’s Palace

    By Gaby Wenig

    January 8, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    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...