Liberal N.Y. shul in uproar as rabbis support Palestinian UN bid
B'nai Jeshurun rabbi's Shabbat service call to 'remember the crucial role diplomacy played in independence for Israel' causes tension in the pews.
NEW YORK – The progressive views held by the rabbis of Congregation B’nai Jeshurun on Manhattan’s Upper West Side are well known to the synagogue's members. But even some of the many congregants who support the rabbis’ views on Israel-Palestine relations were surprised at Friday night services when the senior rabbi tied the previous day’s UN vote recognizing the state of Palestine to the Torah portion...
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