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  • Avi Weiss on living the ‘dream of seeing an Orthodoxy that’s open’

    By Jared Sichel

    September 8, 2015 | 4:00 pm

    Rabbi Avi Weiss, the man who coined the phrase “Open Orthodoxy” — referring to a more inclusive and liberal version of Orthodox Judaism — is no stranger to controversy. 

    He left his post at Yeshiva University in 1999 and founded Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, a liberal Orthodox yeshiva...

  • New Face of Study

    By Julie G Fax

    December 26, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbi Avi Weiss left Yeshiva University (YU) in New York three years ago to found a new rabbinic school for one simple reason: "We were not graduating enough Yosefs," said Weiss, a political activist and progressive Orthodox Jewish leader.

    Weiss is referring to Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky...