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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Reinstated Amsterdam chief rabbi rues using title on ‘curing’ homosexuality document

JTA February 2, 2012

The chief rabbi of Amsterdam, who was suspended for signing a statement on "curing" homosexuality, reportedly has been reinstated and said he was wrong to sign the document using his chief rabbi title. Rabbi Aryeh Ralbag of New York, who travels to the...

Group slams suspension of Amsterdam chief rabbi for comments about gays

JTA January 23, 2012

The suspension of Amsterdam's chief rabbi for signing a statement on "curing" homosexuality is "verging on fascism," a committee of Orthodox Jews told a Dutch newspaper. The Committee for the Declaration on the Torah Approach to Homosexuality said in...

John Demjanjuk in Israels Supreme Court in Jerusalem. Demjanjuk was accused of concealing a past as a Nazi concentration camp guard. File photo: Flash 90

Genocide criminals faced justice in 2011

By Eric Mink, Special to the Jewish Light January 4, 2012

It was a good year for genocide. Or, more precisely, 2011 was a good year for pursuing, prosecuting and punishing mass murderers, torturers, sadists, rapists and exterminators-and the ideologues, strategists and functionaries who enable the dirty work...

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