Though some 200 individuals were part of the “accompanying party” that joined the official delegation, questions have been raised as to who made the list and who didn’t.
Rabbi Baruch Frydman-Kohl of Beth Tzedec Congregation, one of Toronto’s largest synagogues, was not among those invited on the trip. He’s not sure why. There has been some discussion in the community about the list. “Jews talk about all kinds of things.
People talk, who is on, who was not on.”
According to Rabbi Frydman-Kohl...the Prime Minister’s Office made the final list after soliciting suggestions from major Jewish organizations. MPs submitted their own lists.Gee, Rabbi, might your pointed exclusion have had something to do with this?
Just a hunch, mind you.