Rabbi Shlomo Riskin is stepping down from the Ohr Torah Stone network of Israeli seminaries, which expanded the roles of women in Orthodox Judaism.
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin’s term as chief rabbi of Efrat reportedly has been extended by the Council of the Chief Rabbinate for five more years.
The Chief Rabbinate has no intention of removing Efrat Chief Rabbi Shlomo Riskin from his position, Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau said.
Israel’s chief Sephardi rabbi slammed Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, the chief rabbi of Efrat, for his liberal “innovations.”
There’s no shortage of Israelis who want to reform the office of the Chief Rabbinate.
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin said that, should Israel’s Chief Rabbinate dismiss him as chief rabbi of Efrat, he would not accept the decision.
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin reversed his earlier comparison of President Obama to the biblical villain Haman, saying that Iran — not the president — is comparable to the ancient enemy of the Jews.
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, a prominent American-Israeli Orthodox rabbi, compared President Barack Obama to Haman, the villain of the Purim story.
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin reportedly has named a potential successor for his Modern Orthodox educational network Ohr Torah Stone.