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Ellen Lippman, rabbi of Kolot Chayeinu in Brooklyn, has an important contribution in todayâ€™s Forward to the debate about admitting and ordaining as rabbis people in interfaith relationships, an issue weâ€™ve blogged about frequently. In an â€śopen letterâ€ť to her alma mater, Hebrew Union College, Rabbi Lippman, who is partnered with a person who is not Jewish, writes,
Rabbi Lippman argues that an â€śinclusive vision of Jewish leadershipâ€ť means that â€śwe should not push away those who want to become leaders of the Jewish community as rabbis just because they are intermarried.â€ť And she argues that:
It will be fascinating to follow this issue as it is debated at HUC.