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 Special Rabbinical Court convenes on Sunday

Chief Rabbinate must disclose communications with RCA over testimonials

Controversy has long surrounded the way the Chief Rabbinate decides which Orthodox rabbis abroad it recognizes to give such testimony and it has still never provided clear criteria for this process.

Spots on the clothing, specks on the soul

Rosh Hashana, the Day of Judgment, is time to talk about rabbinic ethics.

HAREDI TRUMP supporters in Jerusalem.

Trump continues tradition of High Holy Days call with Jewish leaders

Trump initially stated that “many sides” were to blame for the violence and intimidation that resulted from the white-power protest Charlottesville.

Haskel Lookstein

Supreme Rabbinical Court judges cast doubt on Lookstein conversions

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.

Orthodox Jews walk along Whitehall in central London

Orthodox women rabbis – who cares?

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

A Jewish wedding

CENTER FIELD: Intermarrying rabbis: A US Jewish trainwreck?

Today, even the engaged intermarry. Many campus Jews who attend Shabbat services or defend Israel nevertheless date non-Jews.

By Gil Stern Stern TROY
Council of the Chief Rabbinate

Chief Rabbinate accused of ‘outrageous inefficiency'

A source in the Chief Rabbinate explained that “a severe shortage in manpower” was responsible for the inefficiency.

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