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  • Abrams suspends his rabbinate

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 7, 2012 | 12:04 pm

    Just hours after an in-depth Jewish Journal article about Alan Abrams, a rabbi-for-hire who was working as a chaplain when accused of stealing a 96-year-old’s wheelchair, was posted online on June 6, Abrams announced on his blog that he was “tak[ing] leave from the Rabbinate for...

  • The Curious Case of Rabbi Alan Abrams

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 6, 2012 | 2:57 pm

    Before Elener Jacobs was hospitalized in mid-2011, she was, for a 95-year-old, relatively active. She lived at the Royal Bellingham, an assisted-living residence in Valley Village, and though she didn’t talk to many of the other residents and occasionally lashed out at members of...