The American Modern Orthodox community has just entered uncharted territory. Last week, our largest rabbinic organization, the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA) formally withdrew its support of JONAH (Jews Offering New Alternatives to Homosexuality).
Jews are being urged to pray during Yom Kippur services for an end to the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran.
Rabbi Basil Herring is leaving his position as head of the Rabbinical Council of America. Herring has served as executive vice president of the RCA, the umbrella organization for nearly 1,000 Orthodox rabbis in 14 countries, since 2003.