A Rabbi says he was booted from restaurant for being Jewish
Jackson, Miss. – A rabbi in Jackson, Miss., said he was slurred,
sworn at and thrown out of a local restaurant because he is Jewish.
Rabbi Ted Riter of the Beth Israel Congregation told the local media
that an employee at the restaurant, Wraps, asked him if he wanted “a full size
or a Jewish size” when he ordered a Greek salad. When the rabbi asked the
employee what he meant by that, the employee responded, “Small; everybody knows
The restaurant owner, who identified himself as John, said the rabbi
“didn’t know exactly what he wanted, and we offered him our services, and
that’s the extent of it,” according to the Clarion-Ledger newspaper.
He also said the rabbi “disrespected” the business.
Witnesses inside the restaurant verified the rabbi’s version, WAPT News
Riter, the synagogue’s interim rabbi, has lived in Jackson since July
and said he has visited the establishment before with no trouble.
Watch: Rabbi Ted Riter and Wraps owner Yianni Allis Kate Royals