I have a confession: I am a convert regarding conversions. That’s the stark realization I reached as chairman of the Rabbinical Council of America’s recent conversion review committee.
The leading Modern Orthodox rabbinical association selected Rabbi Leonard Matanky, a longtime insider, as its new president at a recent convention.
The dust has settled from the graduation of female maharats. But controversy over women’s roles as spiritual leaders in Orthodoxy is only getting louder.
Michael Broyde was once one of the most respected Modern Orthodox rabbis in the land. His reputation may be irrevocably tarnished by revelations that he used a fake identity for years.
Rabbi Michael Broyde, a prominent Orthodox rabbi who admitted to creating a fake alternate identity, was relieved of his duties with the Beth Din of America.
The Rabbinical Council of America said it is “deeply troubled” over the allegations of sexual abuse at Yeshiva University’s High School for Boys that was revealed by the Forward.
Women cannot be Orthodox rabbis. That much is clear in the resolution passed unanimously at the annual conference of the Rabbinical Council of America, held at the Young Israel of Scarsdale April 25-27. But that is all that’s clear in the resolution, which can be read in its entirety here.