Rabbi quits seminary over exclusion of gays

09.12.2011                      13.Kislev. 5772

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Rabbi quits seminary over exclusion of gays

"Masorti seminary rejected gay applicants, wanted to expel gay students."

A Masorti (Conservative) rabbi has quit the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem in acrimony over the exclusion of openly gay students from its rabbinical studies program, The Jerusalem Post learned on Thursday.
Rabbi Tamar Elad-Appelbaum, former associate dean at the seminary, resigned this week because it allegedly reneged on a promise to ordain homosexual students, a source said….