France’s chief rabbi apologizes for plagiarism

By JTA
April 4, 2013 01:39

 
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PARIS – France's Chief Rabbi Gilles Bernheim acknowledged that he plagiarized several parts of his latest book.

Bernheim said Tuesday in a statement that parts of the 2011 book "Forty Jewish Meditations" were taken from other sources. Bernheim said he used a ghostwriter for the book.

“I have been fooled,” he wrote. “However, I am responsible. I apologize to the authors whose texts have been copied, to the people who have read these 'meditations' and to my publisher who was not informed of the existence of an outsider.”

Bernheim asked for the book to be removed from bookstores and from his bibliography.

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