There is more than one way to look at the battle between Israel’s Chief Rabbinate and Efrat’s rabbi, Shlomo Riskin. The story itself is simple: Riskin is 75 years old. He is also a relatively moderate Orthodox rabbi – that is, if you discount his embarrassing comment comparing...
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Tag: Chief Rabbinate
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In 2014 I wrote a piece about an interesting poll from which a provocative headline could be drawn: How Many Israelis Would Gladly Intermarry? Quite a Few… It was a survey of Jewish Israelis – 54% of whom opposed intermarriage. But not many Israeli youngsters and seculars opposed...
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Israel’s Chief Rabbinate said it does not have a list of Diaspora rabbis whose testimony it accepts on clarifying one’s Jewish or marital status.
Responding to a request made in September by the Tzohar rabbinical organization to see such a list, a spokesman for the Chief...
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July 9, 2012 | 1:21 pm
The latest battle over religious pluralism in Israel has unleashed a new barrage of criticism and calls for reform aimed at the Orthodox-controlled Israeli Chief Rabbinate. Unlike major flare-ups in past decades, however, this time it’s not just the Reform and Conservative...
May 5, 2011 | 3:26 pm
Israel’s Chief Rabbinate has agreed to recognize all Jewish conversions undertaken in the country, JTA has learned.
ITIM, the Jewish Life Information Center, and the Chief Rabbinate have reached an agreement under which the rabbinate will recognize all conversions conferred under...