N.Y. Shul Rabbis Backtrack on Support for Palestinian UN Bid

An email to members of B’nai Jeshurun synagogue on Friday celebrating Palestine’s admittance to UN membership led to uproar – and a front page article in Tuesday’s New York Times.

NEW YORK – On Thursday, the rabbis backtracked. In an unusual mea culpa, the three rabbis at the helm of the progressive synagogue Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, sent a note to congregants all but pleading for forgiveness.