Bevis and the banks

By Simon Round, September 9, 2009

Last week we reported that Rabbi Nathan Asmoucha had been suspended by the mahamad (executive) of the Spanish Portugese Jews’ Congregation because he had taken part in an interfaith rally against high bank interest rates.

A disciplinary hearing found that he had taken part in a political event without the proper authorisation from the congregation’s spiritual head, Rabbi Abraham Levy.

We were surprised therefore to see the same Rabbi Levy’s words in the latest edition of The Sephardi bulletin. “We have lost faith in many of our bankers,” he says.

Maybe he should go on a march?

Last updated: 4:49pm, September 9 2009