Religion: Orthodox v. Reform in Israel

In searching for a place to celebrate Sukkoth, the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles, Reform Rabbi Jerome Unger could hardly have picked a less hospitable nation than Israel. The town council of Kfar Shmaryahu, a coastal village north of Tel Aviv, refused to rent the town hall to Unger's congregation. Nearby resort hotels, threatened with the withdrawal of their vital Kosher certificates by Orthodox rabbis, also turned him down. The congregation was relegated to a tabernacle in an empty lot, and held services by the light of the worshipers' automobiles. It took an Israeli Supreme Court ruling last week to assure Unger...

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