By NATHAN GUTTMAN / Forward
This was likely the first time a Rosh Hashana sermon was covered by Iran’s national TV.
“An American rabbi has called for the genocide of all Muslims,” said the announcer on PressTV, Iran’s English language government-run network.
And while this report grossly misrepresented the words of Rabbi Shalom Lewis, his sermon on the second day of Rosh Hashana was explosive enough to explain the national and international attention it brought to him and to his suburban Conservative synagogue just outside Atlanta.
Speaking to nearly 2,000 congregants attending High Holiday services at Congregation Etz Chaim in Marietta, Georgia, the veteran rabbi delivered a 10-alarm warning about the threat that he sees posed by Muslim extremists. Read more: http://forward.com/articles/207015/atlanta-rabbi-shalom-lewis-calls-for-holy-crusade/?p=all#ixzz3GE5YM08d
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