Departure of Stockholm Conservative Rabbi Stirs Community Debate

The dynamic and progressive rabbi David Lazar attracted new crowds but struggled to get along with established community members.

The Jewish Community of Stockholm and the leader of its largest congregation, David Lazar, are parting ways after failing to agree on terms for a new employment contract. The news last week stirred up heated debate in the community and beyond, prompting Facebook protest campaigns and a petition which has attracted nearly 400 signatories, with some suggesting Lazar was fired because he is too progressive...