Wohlberg: Rabbi or Self-Serving Figurehead?
The last time (and it was the very last time) I attended services at Beth Tfiloh, I listened to Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg’s “sermon” praising then presidential Republican candidate John McCain while denouncing Democratic candidate Barack Obama.
Now I read that Beth Tfiloh recently hosted right-wing Fox News commentator Charles Krauthammer, warmly introduced by Rabbi Wohlberg (“Right On! Beth Tfiloh hosts political commentator Charles Krauthammer,” May 9). While the rest of Jewish community may worship Rabbi Wohlberg as a spiritual leader, I find him nothing more than a slick, self-serving, smooth-talking figurehead whose political views have no place in any house of worship.
Perhaps when Rabbi Wohlberg retires, which I truly hope will be soon, he can pursue a second career as a Fox News commentator alongside Krauthammer.
Richard B. Crystal