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Call Attention to Fake Rabbis in New York

A resolution which calls attention to the fact that there are a number of people in New York City who are falsely posing as rabbis and which calls upon the Jewish public of New York City to withhold invitations to officiate at religious functions without first ascertaining that the officiate are bona fide Jewish Ministers, was adopted at a special meeting of the Brooklyn Jewish Ministers’ Association held last week and was endorsed by a unanimous vote at a meeting of the New York Board of Jewish Ministers, which was held at Temple Emanuel of New York last Wednesday afternoon.

The president of the New York Board of Jewish Ministers is Rev. Dr. Elias Solomon, Rabbi of Temple Shaare Zedek, New York, and the president of the Brooklyn Jewish Ministers’ Association is Rabbi Israel Herbert Levinthal of the Brooklyn Jewish Center. It is hoped that once this matter is brought to the attention of the general public no further action will be necessary—that the community at large will cooperate with the rabbis to do away with this evil that has lately sprung up in the Jewish communal life.