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Rabbi Who Publicly Rebuked Trump at AIPAC Interrupts D.C. Council To Protest Failure To Censure Anti-Semitic Member.

In March 2016, Shmuel Herzfeld, the modern Orthodox rabbi of Washington D.C. synagogue Ohev Sholom, grabbed headlines when he publicly interrupted Donald Trump's speech at the AIPAC Policy Conference. "This man is wicked," he declared. "He inspires racists and bigots. He encourages violence. Do not listen to him." Draped in his prayer shawl, he was carried off by security.

Today, Herzfeld again donned his shawl to protest politicians for coddling hatred. But this time, his target was the Washington D.C. council, comprised of eleven Democrats and two Independents, who had refused to censure the anti-Semitic conduct of one of their own: Council member Trayon White.

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Author:Rosenberg, Yair
Publication:Tablet Magazine
Date:May 1, 2018
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