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Published on Jul 27, 2010
Rabbi Lynn is the founder of the Shomer Shalom Institute for Jewish Nonviolence. Lynn Gottlieb entered pulpit life at the age of 23 in 1973, she has been recognized as one of America's 50 Top Rabbis. In 1981, she became the first woman ordained in the Jewish Renewal movement. Gottlieb led a Fellowship of Reconciliation delegation to Iran in 2008, thus becoming the first U.S. Rabbi and the first female Rabbi to visit Iran in a public delegation since the 1979 Iranian revolution. On September 25, 2008, she participated in an interfaith gathering in New York at which President Ahmadinejad of Iran spoke. "We are deeply concerned when your statements about the Holocaust minimize or diminish its impact on our world today, and on Jewish people today," she told Ahmadinejad. "We ask you to change the way you speak about the Holocaust."