BEVIS MARKS DISPUTE
The late Judge Israel Feinstein, shortly before his sad death this week, pronounced himself “extremely distressed by what is happening with our dear Sephardi brethren in connection with Rabbi Nathan Asmoucha” who is in great danger of losing his position as the rabbi of Bevis Marks Synagogue.
Judge Feinstein suggested that the rabbi be allowed to stay between six months to a year before the mahamad pass judgment upon his ability to remain as the rabbi of the synagogue, and added that he would prefer the October 22 meeting to be cancelled but, if not, he asked the participants to remember the principle of chaverim kol Yisrael. “We are all Jewish brothers and sisters”, Judge Feinstein said, “and we should all work as far as we can in harmony, friendship and tolerance.”
It is my fervent hope that the improvement of Bevis Marks will be maintained, along with the Fridaynight service which has been reintroduced by Rabbi Asmoucha and the daily morning services . (Rev) Malcolm Gingold Bigland St, London E1