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My Rabbi Goes to Church

Life is often funny.

While I’m trying to sell a story about how one of my conversion rabbis, Elie Weinstock, told me I couldn’t set foot in a church again and my acquiescence led to losing a friendship, my head conversion rabbi, Haskel Lookstein, headed to church himself. His reason? None other than Barack Obama, of course.

The story made The Daily News: “Rabbi Slapped for un-Orthodox appearance at Obama service” and Jewish Week: “Why the Rabbi Went to Church.”

Would my rabbi have let me go to a church wedding if my friend had been Barack Obama?

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