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AP / Oded Balilty

Israel’s Holy Warriors

Changes in Israeli policy have military rabbis joining combat troops at the tip of the spear. Ostensibly there to boost morale, critics worry that the rabbis are turning soldiers into Jewish jihadis. One rabbi says he was ordered to blow a ram’s horn like Joshua, because “It makes the war holier.”

Posted on Sep 7, 2009 READ MORE


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AP / Mel Evans

N.J. Politicians, Rabbis Arrested on Corruption Charges

Forty-four people were arrested Thursday— including three New Jersey mayors, two state legislators and several rabbis—in a federal investigation into public corruption and an international money-laundering scheme in which items ranging from human organs to fake designer bags were trafficked.

Posted on Jul 23, 2009 READ MORE



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Rabbis Stirred Holy War, Israeli Soldiers Claim

Some Israeli soldiers have accused military rabbis of pushing holy war in Gaza. “This rabbi comes to us and says the fight is between the children of light and the children of darkness,” said a reserve sergeant quoted by the L.A. Times.

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Jacqueline Bohnert / The New York Times

Conservative Jews Mull Same-Sex Unions, Gay Rabbis

A committee of Conservative Jewish legal experts will consider whether to lift a ban on gay rabbis and same-sex unions. The rabbi pictured here has written a proposal that he says would “enable gays and lesbians to have a love life sanctioned by Jewish law.”

Posted on Mar 6, 2006 READ MORE


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