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Rabbi Steven Greenberg’s Opinion column had no teeth (“The Cost Of Standing Idly By,” Oct. 12). Out of misguided respect for a rabbi’s privacy, Rabbi Greenberg did not name names.
The Jewish community has the right to know which one of its leaders thinks it’s best for Orthodox homosexual teenagers to commit suicide. Rabbis, as communal leaders and teachers, are public figures. What they do and say — whether in public or in private — is significant and pertinent to those that follow their advice and rulings.

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