The fundraiser aims to allow Daniel Atwood, who was denied ordination at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, to be ordained in Israel.
A letter rejects the authority of all rabbis who receive their ordination from a yeshiva located in New York.
We respect and value holy debate, but we fear that many voices are being pushed out of the Orthodox community.
Was this the year of ‘Open Orthodoxy’? The inaugural graduation of Yeshivat Maharat and the new leadership at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah would indicate so. But some were not convinced.
EDITORIAL: At a time when most Jewish leaders are eagerly embracing anyone who claims a shred of identity, some Orthodox leaders are doing just the opposite.
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.”
When Rabbi Asher Lopatin takes over the helm of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, he may try to pull off something of a football move: Look left while going right.
Rabbi Asher Lopatin of Chicago is set to succeed Rabbi Avi Weiss next year at the helm of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, the liberal Orthodox rabbinical school founded by Weiss.