Riskin recommended that there be more small prayer services in order to avoid large gatherings of any type.
“Many people, including myself, are repelled by his vocabulary and talk about women, but former president Bill Clinton was far more promiscuous, and somehow the American public accepted him."
"We can only hope and pray that Congress will be wiser and will prevent this Alice-in-Wonderland deal-debacle before it destroys the entire free world."
Unless the Rabbinate wakes up and “converts” itself into a more compassionate halachic religious services provider, it will be bypassed and wither away.
We must continue to work to restore Rav Kook’s universalist vision and path. Judaism – and all Jews – deserve no less.
“I think this episode was a huge victory for those who want to see changes in the Rabbinate,” says Former Yesh Atid MK Dov Lipman.
The attempt to capriciously deploy a retirement law, for ideological reasons, against Rabbi Riskin is an outrage.
It would take just one courageous rabbi to show the way. His example would be followed by more and more as courage becomes infectious.
"I’m writing as a taxpayer, as an observant Jew, and as an Israeli double-digit grandmother, who cares intensely about the Jewish future of the Jewish state."
Age is a number, no more and no less.