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Chief Rabbi Irate at Rabbinate’s ‘Blacklist’ of Orthodox Rabbis

16 Tammuz 5777 – July 10, 2017
The list was prepared by Rabbi Itamar Touboul, who is in charge of determining whether individuals born abroad and registered to wed in Israel are considered a Jewish.

Rabbi Avi Weiss Interrupts Elite Counter-Terrorism Unit’s Training in Efrat

30 Nisan 5777 – April 25, 2017
The good Rabbi was so excited to see the soldiers training on his street.

Rabbi Lila Kagedan, First Female Rabbi at Orthodox Shul in Melbourne

11 Adar II 5776 – March 21, 2016
The Shira Hadasha congregation has appointed an Orthodox female rabbi-in-residence for this May.


20 Heshvan 5775 – November 12, 2014
Argue with Rabbi Gordimer on the merits;Go ahead. What Rabbi Katz did went well beyond the pale.

The Chief Rabbinate’s New Deal

29 Shevat 5774 – January 30, 2014
Everyone who knows Rabbi Weiss can attest that he is a man of honesty and integrity.

Tefillin Controversy Latest Sign of Emerging Orthodox Schism

For decades, it has been difficult to sort out the precise dividing lines between the varieties of Orthodoxy – Ultra, Haredi, Centrist, Modern, Liberal.

Chief Rabbinate Backs Down, Accepts Rabbi Avi Weiss

15 Shevat 5774 – January 15, 2014
The Israeli Chief Rabbinate has come to its sense before letting the damage get out of control.

Engel Goes to Bat for Rabbi Avi Weiss in Letter to Netanyahu

13 Shevat 5774 – January 13, 2014
The New York congressman who represents Rabbi Avi Weiss expressed his concerns to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the Chief Rabbinate’s decision to...

Jewish Congressman Concerned over Rabbinate Boycott of Avi Weiss Flock

12 Shevat 5774 – January 12, 2014
New York Rep. Eliot L. Engel sent a letter to Benjamin Netanyahu to express his concern over the Israeli Chief Rabbinate’s decision to reject...

Sharansky Supporting Rabbi Avi Weiss vs. Rabbinate, RCA

8 Shevat 5774 – January 8, 2014
At last a sane official in this bizarre tale of Haredim vs. Zionists.

Only Bennett Can Solve the Avi Weiss Conundrum – He Caused It

4 Shevat 5774 – January 5, 2014
Rabbi Avi Weiss is learning the hard way about playing nice with others.

Steinberg’s Gay-Straight Agenda Taking JOFA to Unexpected Places

19 Kislev 5774 – November 22, 2013
There is no such thing as a homosexual person, man or woman, in halacha. There are only homosexual acts.

Rabbi Avi Weiss Crossing Hard Lines

26 Heshvan 5774 – October 29, 2013
Rabbi Weiss wrote: "Israel as a state should give equal opportunities to the Conservative and Reform movements."

Can a ‘Lefty’ Rabbi Save Yeshivat Chovevei Torah?

12 Elul 5772 – August 29, 2012
Rabbi Asher Lopatin, who will succeed Rabbi Avi Weiss as head of YCT, is most definitely on the left side of the Orthodox spectrum. Nevertheless he can keep YCT from sliding too far to the left and cross the line of Orthodoxy. YCT founder Rabbi Avi Weiss candidly admitted that he has parted ways with his Rebbe on the approach to these issues. And he has incorporated it into the philosophy of his Yeshiva.

Reflections On A Grandson’s Enlistment In The IDF

11 Iyyar 5772 – May 2, 2012
I have long felt the holiest Jews are members of the IDF, the Israel Defense Forces. At countless rallies I’ve called out from the heart, “Blessed is the nation that has as its army the Israel Defense Forces.”

Avital Sharansky Led The Battle To Free Her Husband

13 Adar I 5771 – February 16, 2011
February 11 marked 25 years since Natan Sharansky crossed the Glienicke Bridge from East to West Germany and became a free man. Countless stories have been told about Sharansky's defiance of the Soviets and his courageous actions during his more than nine years of imprisonment.

Title: Principles Of Spiritual Activism

27 Sivan 5764 – June 16, 2004
Rabbi Avi Weiss has become legendary for his heroic activism on behalf of Jewish causes where others are content with private lamenting.

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