Rabbi Weinberger, New Head of Orthodox Group, Raps ‘superficial Ecumenism’
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Rabbi Weinberger, New Head of Orthodox Group, Raps ‘superficial Ecumenism’

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Rabbi Bernard Weinberger, spiritual leader of Young Israel of Brooklyn, and only Orthodox Jewish member of the New York City Council Against Poverty, was elected president of the Rabbinical Alliance at its annual meeting here.

Rabbi Weinberger told the 400 Orthodox rabbinical delegates that he would seek to bring about greater involvement of the Orthodox rabbinate in meeting the challenges of poverty, race relations, civil disobedience and world peace. He criticized Jews, including some among the Orthodox, who allowed theological differences to be “blurred for the sake of a superficial ecumenism” among Jews.

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