[Avodah] When Should a Rabbi Speak (was Are We Trying To Grow?)

Zev Sero zev at sero.name
Fri Apr 16 08:47:09 PDT 2021

On 15/4/21 4:27 pm, Prof. Levine via Avodah wrote:
> While some appreciated his sermons, most of the congregational leaders 
> felt that they were not necessary. His preaching was a point of 
> contention for a long time, and it took thirteen years before the board 
> of Mikveh Israel formally sanctioned his work as a preacher.

My understanding was that the objection was to the fact that he preached 
in English rather than Portuguese (which by then very few congregants 
actually spoke, but was still the congregation's tradition).

Zev Sero            Wishing everyone a healthy summer
zev at sero.name

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