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Hamburg, Germany - Rabbi Fired After Institution Couldn't Back His Claim of Having Ordination Papers

Sep 12, 2008 at 12:27 PM

Hamburg, Germany - The firing of a community rabbi in Germany because he lacked ordination papers is roiling Hamburg’s Jewish community. Dov-Levy Barsilay was fired after community leaders discovered that the Israeli institution that Barsilay claimed had ordained him in 1986 had no such record. Barsilay, 60, who reportedly had planned to negotiate his retirement pension before being...

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