Judaism: Temple Emanu-El Protests

Manhattan's Temple Emanu-El, the world's largest Jewish congregation, has long been an uncomfortable maverick in the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, a federation of 680 Reform synagogues. The temple was initially reluctant to join the union; over the years, its leaders have opposed a number of U.A.H.C. actions, including a decision to create a Religious Action Center in Washington.

Last month the longstanding feud between Emanu-El and the U.A.H.C. came to a head when the temple's trustees voted to withdraw from the federation.

They charged that the union's highly vocal president, Rabbi Maurice...

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