Rabbinate

Riskin at Risk?

Chief Rabbi of Efrat says he would defy the Chief Rabbinate if they attempt to dismiss him.

05/26/2015

Though the Israeli Chief Rabbinate might want him out, Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, chief rabbi of Efrat, isn't going without a fight.

Rabbi Riskin says he would defy the Israeli Chief Rabbinate if they attempted to dismiss him. JTA

Power-Sharing In Synagogues

04/01/2014
Special To The Jewish Week

As a profession, the rabbinate as we know it is a creation of the modern era.

Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik

My Teacher And Mentor: A Tribute To Rabbi Avi Weiss

03/24/2014

The Yeshivat Chovevei Torah dinner March 23 in New York marked the first time Rav Avi Weiss has ever allowed himself to be publically honored.

I was one of the rabbis lucky enough to learn the rabbinate from him, having served as Rav Avi’s assistant rabbi for six years. Even today, 18 years after I left his professional side, there is not a single day that unaffected by what he taught me. So I’ll try to sneak this in now, alongside the many tributes to him.

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