Shaarei Tefillah Fight On Purim

On Purim, community activist Max Kessler circulated a petition at Shaarei Tefila (a Modern Orthodox shul in Hancock Park) to keep the rabbi. President Aaron Kin took this as an affront, and ordered Max Kessler to stop circulating the petition. Aaron Kin wanted the rabbi out. Kessler refused to listen. Kin got physical with Kessler and Kessler hit back. Today, Aaron Kin fired the Rabbi and ordered him to leave the shul, warning him that if he steps foot in the shul again, the Rabbi will be escorted out by security.

Here’s some background on this dispute.

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