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  • Leading feminist theologian to be ordained … at last

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    May 9, 2012 | 11:39 am

    In the first few weeks of Rachel Adler’s rabbinic internship at Beth Chayim Chadashim (BCC), Rabbi Lisa Edwards had a hard time introducing Adler. For decades, Edwards had quoted Adler; she had taken classes with Adler and had been deeply influenced by Adler’s acclaimed works on...

  • What’s in a word? For ‘ordained’ rather than ‘invested’ cantors, a lot

    May 1, 2012 | 11:48 am

    What’s the difference between investiture and ordination?

    Plenty, say officials at the Reform movement’s Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, which has announced that for the first time since establishing its cantorial school in 1948, it will ordain rather than...

  • Ugandan Gershom Sizomu ordained as first black sub-Saharan rabbi

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 21, 2008 | 4:01 pm

    Gershom Sizomu has had a wonderful five years—four spent enjoying the for-granted luxuries of Los Angeles and one indulging in the spiritual gravity of Jerusalem—and now he is set to return home to lead a small Jewish community in rural Uganda.

    The final step in his preparation...