August 12, 2004

by Reb Yudel
McGreevey's Jewish Liason Liason

JTA posts a good wrap up of the McGreevey story, which will probably turn out to be more about corrupt Jews than an adulterous homosexual affair with an Israeli.

That said, JTA got a Jewish communal official on the record for an unfortunately phrased comment:

"For a guy like Jim McGreevey, who already had a lot of good Jewish relationships, Cipel's role wasn't a key one," said David Mallach, former director of the MetroWest, N.J. Jewish Community Relations Council, said his group encountered no problems working with Cipel.
Well, actually, it seems it seems McGreevey's relationship with Cipel was the key one.