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GROUP TO SEEK PEACE WITH CENSURED RABBISun-SentinelMay 25, 1988By CAROL BRZOZOWSKI, Staff Writer In the case of Rabbi Mordechai Winyarz vs. the South County Rabbinical Association, all is forgiven.At least for now.Two weeks ago, Winyarz, the 27-year-old rabbi of the Orthodox Boca Raton Synagogue, was censured by the rabbinical group.In effect, the censure condemned him for ''denigrating'' othercongregations, their rabbis and other branches of Judaism. It also accused him of undermining the work of the local kosher board and for raiding synagogues for members.Rabbi Nathan Zelizer, the president of the rabbinical association, said a five-member committee had agreed to work with Winyarz to iron out the problems its members have with the rabbi.''We're trying to work out the differences and work in a more friendly manner,'' Zelizer said.Zelizer said the latest move essentially will remove the censure ''if we can resolve our differences.''If not?''We'll see,'' he said.One rabbi, who asked to not be named, said that Winyarz had resigned from the group at the last meeting, but the resignation was rejected.Whatever decision the organization reaches in regard to Winyarz, it does not have the authority to strip him of his rabbinical status.Winyarz would not comment on his colleagues' latest move.When he was censured by his colleagues, he called it a joke and reiterated an ongoing comment regarding southern Palm Beach County Jewish leadership: ''There comes a time when you have to say the emperor has no clothes.''The problem between Winyarz and the rabbinical association is believed to have begun as a result of a private rift between Winyarz and Rabbi Bruce Warshal, executive director of the South County Jewish Federation.The two have differences in belief regarding local Jewish leadership and differences in philosophy regarding the problems Israel is having with the Palestinians in the occupied territories.Warshal has refused to comment on the matter.
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