New Haven has its "radical liberal" Jews, who are largely assimilated and don't affiliate; some of the more educated ones (Yalies) are in the local Conservative congregation, where they are somewhat more religious than many Conservative Jews. New Haven also has its radical right Jews: the Chabad community and Rabbi Greer's community. Chabad is small, but somewhat growing over the past two years, including the number of "Yechi" yarmukas worn by worshipers of the dead last Chabad Rebbe that believe he was/is moshiach. Rabbi Greer's group is small and shrinking - and there are well known reasons for that trend. Clearly, very few local Jews who have had a chance to join the outspoken rabbi's clan have done so; it's pure chutzpah to declare that vast majority of Jews (including most Orthodox) are the ones who have issues. I give Rabbi Greer credit for rebuilding the local houses; his own house (congregation) could use the same attention.
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