Amsterdam - Chief Rabbi Of Amsterdam Is Reinstated
Amsterdam - The chief rabbi of Amsterdam, who was suspended for signing a statement on “curing” homosexuality, reportedly has been reinstated.
Rabbi Aryeh Ralbag of New York, who travels to the Netherlands several times a year to rule on matters of Jewish law, had been suspended in mid-January by the Executive Committee of the Jewish Community of Amsterdam pending a face-to-face meeting to discuss his signature on the “Declaration On The Torah Approach To Homosexuality.â
âWe welcome the reinstatement of Chief Rabbi Ralbag as a wise step in the best interests of the Amsterdam community,” the Conference of European Rabbis said in a statement issued Wednesday.
Ralbag was among some 180 rabbis, community leaders and mental health professionals who signed the declaration, which according to a page on the declaration website was initiated by Jews who say they have overcome their homosexuality.
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