Close shave for rabbi

May 19, 2014

Rabbi Jonah Pesner, a leading light in American Reform, was guest of honour at the Liberal Judaism biennial here. But not before he could convince a sceptical immigration officer of his clerical credentials at the airport. As she scrutinised his smooth chin and lack of black hat, she observed, “You don’t look like a rabbi."

Last updated: 12:31pm, May 19 2014