September 21, 2012


Chief rabbi: Better not to pray than to pray Reform (JEREMY SHARON, 09/16/2012, Jerusalem Post)

Non-Orthodox groups have reacted angrily to Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar's comments about them in an interview given to the Makor Rishon newspaper ahead of Rosh Hashana.

Asked whether it would be better for a secular Jew who happened to be away from home on Rosh Hashana to pray with a Reform congregation or by himself in a hotel, Amar said it would be preferable to pray by himself. [...]

Amar also said that non-Orthodox weddings were invalid and labeled Reform rabbis and leaders as "extremely problematic" for "marrying Jews with non-Jews together with a priest."

Posted by at September 21, 2012 5:13 AM

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