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  • 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...