Aide To French Chief Rabbi Abruptly Resigns
Shmarya Rosenberg • Failedmessiah.com
Rabbi Moché Lewin, the spokesman for the chief rabbi of France, abruptly resigned yesterday, the New York Times reports.
Lewin made no public statements about his resignation and did not comment on the ongoing plagiarism scandal involving Grand Rabbi Giles Bernheim, Chief Rabbi of France.
Lewin praised Bernheim for working to create “a Judaism of openness.”
Berhnehim has refused to resign even though he admitted committing plagiarism and lying about his academic qualifications.
Bernheim appeared on a national Jewish radio show Tuesday night and admitted to plagiarizing from many authors and to lying about his academic credentials. But Bernheim told his radio audience that to quit his job now would be an act of “vanity” and “desertion.”
The leaders of the roof body of the Jewish community have called on Bernheim to explain his plagiarism and his lies and his conduct in attempting to cover them up.
Bernheim has so far refused to do so.