Monday, January 31, 2011

California rabbis bring show of unity


The diversity of Jewish religious practice was on display when an eclectic group of 37 male and female rabbis visiting from Northern California shuffled into the Bina Center for Jewish Identity and Hebrew Culture seminary in grimy south Tel Aviv last Thursday.

Some were affiliated with Chabad Hassidut and sported bushy beards and tallit fringes sticking out from their shirts. Others were Reform and Conservative rabbis wearing little or no visible Jewish garb, and at least one female rabbi was wearing a kippa.

They had agreed to put aside their differences and in a show of crossdenominational solidarity come to Israel for a week-long fact-finding mission. [...]


  1. Rabbi Shlomo Zarchi was one of Trooper minions getting paid to provide him with all those bay area intermarried couples.
    I guess he could not resists a free trip to Israel.

    Rabbi Pearce was a speaker in Answer Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) anti war rally after rabbi Michael lerner was kicked out because he was considered too pro-Israel for the organizers.

    I guess he also could not resists a free trip to country he probably hates.

  2. Recipients and PublicityFebruary 1, 2011 at 9:34 PM

    Nothing is impossible in an upside down world because around this same time Rabbi Tropper himself came over to Israel and was received like a "conquering hero" by some of his old Kol Yaakov alums and he managed to wine and dine with some major gedolim according to news reports.


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