A rabbi shadowed by charges of child sex abuse was dropped from a speaking engagement. Beth El Jacob Synagogue in Des Moines canceled a talk last week by Rabbi Ephraim Bryks of Richmond Hill, N.Y., after members of the Iowa Jewish community received e-mails detailing the allegations. Bryks first said in an interview that he couldn’t care less about the reversal, but he later wrote to JTA maintaining his innocence.
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