Religion: Words & Works

¶ At its biennial convention the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations in America backed members of a Mount Clemens, Mich, synagogue who are seeking court action against trustees trying to mix men and women in the synagogue pews. Said Union President Moses I. Feuerstein: mixed pews, forbidden by traditional Jewish law, are "the direct influence of the [Christian] church on the synagogue."

¶ Protestants should avoid "vicarious Pope baiting" at their Reformation festivals, said Lutheran Scholar Dr. Jaroslav J. Pelikan Jr., instead make the festivals an "opportunity for serious self-examination of their own reasons for existence." Anti-Roman...

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