State has faith in church, synagogue reopening

In-person services as soon as Friday

PRAY FROM AFAR—Rabbi Moshe Bryski demonstrates the seating arrangement planned for Friday’s Shavuot service at Chabad of the Conejo. Courtesy photo

A standoff ended this week between public health officials cautious about reopening the economy too soon and disgruntled religious leaders who vowed to resume in-person services, which, they say, are essential to their faith.

Congregations backed by the clout of religious liberty activism set a May 31 deadline to resume live worship meetings wh...

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