A Toronto-area police force will not remove a rabbi as its Jewish chaplain following complaints that he made homophobic remarks. York Regional Police, north of Toronto, said Rabbi Mendel Kaplan remains a chaplain "in good standing" after a five-month probe by the force. The investigation was prompted by a complaint last August by Kulanu Toronto, a group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Jews, alleging that Kaplan, spiritual leader of a Chabad synagogue, wrote a "homophobic" e-mail to Toronto rabbis.
The Book of Proverbs instructs us: "Do not forsake your friend." Craig has been forsaken by his own party, but as Craig has shown concern for the fate of the Jews, we should likewise show concern for him.