Who Killed Kesher’s Rabbi?
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Who Killed Kesher’s Rabbi?

Nearly 40 years after the brazen murder of Rabbi Philip Rabinowitz, the cold case continues to haunt the prominent D.C. congregation where he served as rabbi.

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An in-depth look back at the crime and its aftermath reveals new details about the police investigation and the decades-long ripple effects of the killing of a beloved figure. ‘It’s part of the ethos of the place,’ says a longtime congregant.

“There is an unfinished business there. The scales of justice have not been served. It’s not fair.”

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Jewish Insider interviewed nearly three dozen people in the course of reporting this story. Listen to some of them share their stories, and their recollections of Rabbi Rabinowitz and his killing, in these extended clips.

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