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This is a turn-up for the books. After 68 rabbis wrote a letter attacking Jeremy Corbyn over Labour’s anti-Semitism row, 29 have signed a letter expressing a different view.

Here’s Skwawkbox:

The Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations is an umbrella organisation representing over a hundred congregations and educational establishments in Greater London. In a statement issued by twenty-nine leading rabbis from the group last week, they … distanced themselves from “irresponsible claim[s] in the media that the Jews of Britain are outraged towards the Labour party’s respected leader Jeremy Corbyn”.

The statement said: “They [the “irresponsible claim[s]]have spread rumours that the Jewish population are considering leaving the country for fear he becomes Prime Minister.

“We have no connection with these irresponsible remarks.”

Source: Orthodox rabbis’ statement in support of Jeremy Corbyn | The SKWAWKBOX

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