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More Bigoted Rabbis

December 29, 2010
More Bigoted Rabbis

In an article in Maariv that I have not yet seen in English, it was reported that a group of rabbis in the ancient city of Tiberias were threatening to boycott Poriya Hospital because they had the nerve to allow Muslims to have a place to pray. If you read Hebrew, or want to...
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Christmas in the Holy Land

December 25, 2010
Christmas in the Holy Land

Here in Israel, the birthplace of Christianity, the religious faith of 1/3 of the people on the planet — roughly 2 billion people — December 25 is just another working day.  Or, rather, it would be a working day if it did not fall on the Sabbath (Saturday). I recently had business trips to...
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Racist Rabbis

December 18, 2010
Racist Rabbis

Click here to read the text of the letter in English translation, followed by the original Hebrew.   The latest religious flashpoint in Israel is a ruling by 40 municipal rabbis – rabbis who are on the state payroll – that it is forbidden under Jewish law (halacha) to rent an apartment in Israel...
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