Rabbi Knobel at Temple Sinai

Rabbi Peter and Elaine Knobel arrived in New Zealand for the High Holy Days. A leader in the American Reform movement, the Rabbi is past president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and co-chaired the committee responsible for Mishkan T’filah, the first Reform prayer book for 30 years. He sees Mishkan T’filah as his greatest accomplishment, along with his advocacy for the full inclusion of gay lesbian-bisexual and transgendered Jews within the community.

Read his column on this page about the personal change he underwent from being homophobic to becoming an advocate for gay rights and same sex marriage.

Listen to: Rabbi Peter Knobel’s talk of 30 November 2011 on Mishkan T’filah


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