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¶ Israel's Knesset (Parliament) passed a bill which makes the rabbinate the sole body authorized to officiate at marriages or divorces in Israel. This means that all the ancient restrictions of the Torah are the law of the land: no Jew may marry a gentile, no woman may sue for divorce (though the new law provides that if a rabbi decides that a woman has ground for divorce and her husband refuses her one, civil authorities may arrest him and "hold him in gaol until he complies").

¶ Checking over the translation of the Bible in common use in Liberia, Dr. Eugene...

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