Three rabbis blacklisted; their confusion, and fear, evident

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette takes a look at what happens when rabbis are deemed unfit to serve.

“The underlying policy of the rabbinate is to delegitimize the interests of non-Orthodox Jews,” Mr. Hall said, explaining his perspective. “Their fundamental premise is that orthodoxy is the only legitimate way to be Jewish.” …

“When we run into some report about anti-Semitism, we always say, ‘If all else fails, we can go to Israel,’ ” he said, his voice catching. “If something were to happen to Jessica, I am not confident that Israel would take me in as a Jew. I have great confidence that the alt-right here would consider me Jewish. But if something happened to Jessica and we needed to leave, Ada and I might be completely on our own.”

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