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August 30, 2004
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The main association of centrist Orthodox rabbis is investigating a high-profile cleric for sexual harassment. The Rabbinical Council of America is investigating allegations made against Rabbi Mordecai Tendler, son of leading Yeshiva University Rabbi Moshe Tendler, according to the Forward newspaper. A spokesman for Mordecai Tendler, who also is the grandson of the famed late Orthodox scion Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, denied the allegations that Tendler, a father of eight, had propositioned several women while serving as a rabbinic counselor or religious judge. None of the women has filed a criminal complaint against Tendler, the report said.

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