[100618] The Excommunication of Henry A. Kissinger. Rabbi Marvin S. ANTELMAN, Supreme Rabbinic Court of America, Chief Justice.

The Excommunication of Henry A. Kissinger

Illustrated with b/w photos. Belmont, Mass.: The Review of the News, 1976. 12mo. Wraps. 10 p. Staples rusty; else fine. [100618]

Antelmann places this modern day "cherem" (excommunication) in a great tradition stretching from those of Baruch Spinoza to Leon Trotsky to Mordechai Kaplan. Kissinger was excommunicated by the Court in an elaborate ceremony which included a blast of the "shofar" (ram's horn). He was condemned mainly for urging the Israeli government to give up some of the territory gained in the Six-Day War, but it was also noted that he offended the Jewish people by ordering ham and eggs at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem. Antelman intimates that the court was not finished with Kissinger, noting his membership in the Committee on Foreign Relations. He ends with a reminder to those who may have forgotten that "Aaron Aaronson, on his way to Versailles on May 15, 1919, to bring the cause of the Jewish Legion to international attention, was thrown out of an airplane into the English Channel by founding fathers of the C.F.R"

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