Peretz said Lookstein was not on the list of US rabbis approved by the chief rabbinate as able to convert, while the chief rabbinate itself said that he was.
Those who stay within the system, fighting against the scare tactics of groups like the RCA, deserve our respect and require our support, our lobbying and, yes, our social media outrage
Today, even the engaged intermarry. Many campus Jews who attend Shabbat services or defend Israel nevertheless date non-Jews.
A source in the Chief Rabbinate explained that “a severe shortage in manpower” was responsible for the inefficiency.