Fresh Skirmish In ‘Who Is A Jew’ Wars

Chief Rabbinate rejects letter from leading U.S. Orthodox rabbi vouching for couple’s Jewishness.
10/15/2013 - 20:00
Israel Correspondent

Jerusalem — In a slap in the face to diaspora rabbis, the Israeli Chief Rabbinate has rejected the word of one of American Jewry’s most well-known Orthodox rabbis, who in a letter was attesting to the Jewishness and single status of an American Jewish couple wishing to marry in Israel, The Jewish Week has learned.

Rabbi Avi Weiss
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