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Getting kicked out of shul

The unpleasant underside of synagogue life raises questions about the power of rabbis and boards to keep some Jews out

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Biston's public airing of his story and his threat to file suit have brought to light a number of complaints from others who also have been asked to leave Beth Jacob. They claim the rabbi is autocratic and mercurial and bars people who don't fit his image of an appropriate congregant.

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