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  • Brooklyn’s ‘crazy chicken lady’ making progress in fighting kapparot ritual

    September 10, 2013 | 10:17 am

    For years, Rina Deych was treated like she was crazy.

    Fighting the Yom Kippur ritual of kapparot, she was told things had always been this way and if she kept up the battle, she would only incite anti-Semitism.

    Year after year, people would kindly suggest she find another...

  • New chief rabbi Lau accused of cheating on ’93 ordination exam

    August 5, 2013 | 10:09 am

    Rabbi David Lau, the recently elected chief Ashkenazi rabbi of Israel, has been accused of cheating on an ordination exam.

    Israel’s Channel 2 reported Sunday that Lau in 1993 brought papers with the questions and answers to previous exams into one of his ordination tests....

  • Was the Rabbi Race a ‘Disaster’? 6 Comments on Israel’s New Chief Rabbis

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 25, 2013 | 8:18 am

    Yesterday, as I was following the final hours of the race for chief rabbis of Israel, a famous George Costanza quote kept coming back to me: “I live my whole life in shame. Why should I die with dignity?”

    This whole race was a shame- why should it end with dignity?

    If you don’t...

  • Dynasties prevail as Lau, Yosef win chief rabbi races

    July 24, 2013 | 2:14 pm

    David Lau and Yitzchak Yosef, both sons of former Israeli chief rabbis, were elected Ashkenazi and Sephardi chief rabbi of Israel, respectively.

    Wednesday’s vote by 147 Knesset members, local officials and regional rabbis was the culmination of a tense, months-long campaign with...

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