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23 February 2012

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik: the fool in a yarmulke

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Rabbi Meir Soloveichik
Associate Rabbi
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun
New York, NY
Rabbi Soloveichik --
Re your appearance on the all-male panel before Rep. Darrell Issa's House Oversight and Government Reform Committee:
I have never been so offended by the public act of an American rabbi, and I have never been so embarrassed to be an American Jew.
In America, women vote, have (in theory) legal rights equal to men, and have the same rights as men to have their opinions heard.
You assisted Rep. Issa in suppressing and silencing the voice of American women.
Your duty as a steward of Jewish ethics was clear: The instant you saw you were there to stooge for Issa's rigged male-supremacy hearing, you should have walked out and removed your name from the hearing.
You're a fool in a yarmulke. You're certainly not an American Jew.
Robert Merkin
Chesterfield, Massachusetts USA

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