Israeli Chief Rabbinate

In Protest, Rabbi Avi Weiss Leaves RCA

Cites failure of Orthodox rabbinic group to admit Chovevei Torah graduates.

06/30/2015
Staff Writer

Rabbi Avi Weiss, the maverick Modern Orthodox spiritual leader who has distanced himself from that movement in recent decades by forming his own “Open Orthodox” rabbinical school and ordaining women, this week cut his ties with Modern Orthodoxy’s mainstream rabbinical group in protest.

Israeli Chief Rabbis Do Not Serve The People

01/08/2014

Rabbi Avi Weiss is an unabashed iconoclast. Understandably, this makes some people uneasy, and others downright fearful. However, given the current state of the institutions that govern Jewish religious life, I would like to suggest that a little iconoclasm might not be such a bad thing.

Daniel Raphael Silverstein
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