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Rabbi Explains Report of His “confessional”

(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Rabbi Samuel Thurman, of the United Hebrew Congregation, replying to an inquiry of the “Jewish Daily Bulletin” declared that he “had not introduced the confessional in his synagogue activities,” as was reported in a press despatch.

Rabbi Thurman defined his plan as designed to bring about a “more intimate relationship between the rabbi and individual, who could confess his sins or unburden his troubles, without of course expecting absolution as is understood and practiced in the Catholic Church. I shall announce stated hours on certain days when I will receive those who desire to unburden themselves to take counsel with the rabbi.”

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