A New York rabbi says he lost his pulpit job after criticizing Israel and the U.S. war in Iraq. Temple Emanuel, a 600-family Reform congregation in Lynbrook, N.Y., voted last week not to renew Rabbi Paul Joseph’s contract when it expires this month. The vote came after Joseph delivered a Kol Nidre sermon saying Israel and the United States “have lost their moral compass and slipped back into more primitive modes of acting,” the New York Jewish Week reported.
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