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March 31, 2003
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The head of the Conservative movement’s main rabbinical seminary backed off his public opposition to the war in Iraq. Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, told The New York Times he ordered the rabbinical school’s public relations department to issue a retraction of anti-war comments he had made during a March 20 prayer service, which he did not expect to be publicized.

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