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  • Agunah crowd shouldn’t target families

    December 16, 2013 | 10:47 am

    The preeminent sacred cow to many Jews is compassion for agunot (“chained” women whose husbands withhold a Jewish bill of divorce, or “Get”). But enough already: the Internet crowd attacking Avrohom Meir Weiss in his divorce from Gital Dodelson is becoming as heartless and...

  • A more modern view of homosexuality

    By Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky

    December 5, 2012 | 10:29 am

    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). JONAH has long been the...

  • Rabbi Basil Herring is out as RCA head

    June 29, 2011 | 12:00 pm

    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.

    RCA President Rabbi Shmuel Goldin of Ahavath...

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