“We fear that a mass expulsion could cause incalculable damage to the moral standing of Israel and of Jews around the world.”
Tensions over the fate of five synagogues that defy the ban on female clergy are making some leaders fear for the unity of Orthodoxy.
After America’s most influential ultra-Orthodox rabbis denounce Open Orthodoxy as illegitimate, Rabbi Avi Weiss hits back by asserting that the more-inclusive movement is ‘the real Modern Orthodoxy.’
Weeks after his father died, Rabbi Avi Weiss went to Charleston to attend a Bible study at the AME Church and offer his support. But it was the grieving black community that ended up comforting him.
Rabbi Avi Weiss is quitting the Rabbinical Council of America to protest its failure to admit as members rabbis whose sole ordination is from the rabbinical school he founded.
Rabbi Avi Weiss was at the airport in Tel Aviv when he realized he had to be with the Jewish community in Paris. He starts a whirlwind visit with the simple words: ‘Je suis juif.’
After Rabbi Avi Weiss announced his intention to step down from the pulpit, he took rabbinic intern Avram Mlotek on a mystery outing that beautifully conveyed his idea of the ‘real rabbinate.’
Rabbi Avi Weiss, a progressive voice within Orthodoxy who has spearheaded the push to involve women in the faith, announced he is stepping down from the pulpit.
It may have been the second time around, but Yeshivat Maharat’s graduation ceremony for Orthodox women still felt surprising — and inspiring — to Jerome Chanes.
For many Sephardic Jews, Spain’s new law offering citizenship is exciting. For Israel, it’s embarrassing by comparison to the Jewish state’s ‘right of return.’