As the Israeli Chief Rabbinate takes heat for its way of determining who counts as a Jew, Nathan Jeffay asks whether even the greatest ancient rabbis would have passed their test.
The Chief Rabbinate of Israel will accept letters confirming individuals’ Judaism from Avi Weiss, a New York liberal Orthodox rabbi.
New York Rep. Eliot L. Engel sent a letter to Benjamin Netanyahu to express his concern over the Israeli Chief Rabbinate’s decision to reject Jewish status letters written by Rabbi Avi Weiss.
The Rabbinical Council of America is standing behind Rabbi Avi Weiss of Riverdale, N.Y., in his dispute with Israel’s Chief Rabbinate — sort of.
Nelson Mandela was a great leader, but his relationship with the Jewish community was rocky at times. Avi Weiss explains why he once protested his arrival in New York.
Nelson Mandela’s death reminds J.J. Goldberg of a less-complicated time when Jewish and African freedom struggles went hand in hand.
Israel’s Chief Rabbinate says it does not have a list of Diaspora rabbis whose testimony it accepts, despite turning down the testimony of the rabbis of immigrants wishing to clarify their Jewish and marital status.
Asher Lopatin knew gaining acceptance for Open Orthodoxy would be tough. But the new leader of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah is dismayed by the severity of the attacks.
The Chief Rabbinate of Israel rejected a letter vouching for the Jewishness of an American couple marrying in Israel written by well-known Orthodox Rabbi Avi Weiss, as well as at least 10 rabbis in other cases, The New York Jewish Week reported.
When I was a kid, my mom told me, “Dress British, think Yiddish.”