Rabbi Aryeh Ralbag Resigns As Chief Rabbi Of Amsterdam
In the following letter Rabbi Aryeh Ralbag announces his resignation as Chief Rabbi of the Dutch Community citing an inability to maintain all his roles in the United States, Canada, and Amsterdam simultaneously.
In 2012 there was talk that he might be removed from his position in Amsterdam because of comments he made regarding homosexuality. He had already been suspended from his role in the Orthodox community in Amsterdam for co-signing a declaration which described homosexuality as a “curable condition.”
In Amsterdam there is no such thing as free speech!