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Trump to Rabbis: Hopeful for Significant Progress in Middle East Peace

'As opposed to similar calls in other years, no one from the Jewish community introduced or thanked him, and the president took no questions. The call lasted for about 5 minutes.'

The OU and Women Rabbis: Look Again!

How do we expand leadership roles and titles that the OU and its Rabbinical Panel recommend while developing and continuing a halakhic conversation about the exact parameters of those roles and titles?

Koren Shavuot Mahzor Reveals Surprise

"According to the written sources, biblical and post-biblical, there was intense debate as to when Shavuot is celebrated and why."

Beth Din Of America Preparing to Add Female Board Member

The Beth Din of America, one of the preeminent rabbinic courts of North America, is preparing to add a female board member, Dr. Michelle...

RCA Issues Statement Regarding Freundel Matter

The Rabbinical Council of America said that since the arrest last week of Rabbi Barry Freundel of Washington, DC, it has been working assiduously to address the many challenges that its members and their communities now face.

Rabbis, Jewish Gun Club Oppose RCA and OU’s ‘Arbitrary’ Gun Control Support

A dozen rabbis and a Jewish gun club are extremely critical of the position on gun control taken by the RCA and the OU.

NY NCSY, Partners, Launch ‘Virtual Vigil’ of Torah Study, Prayer for Kidnapped Teens

New York NCSY, the OU, Bnei Akiva and RCA are launching a "virtual vigil" to bring the kidnapped teens home.

Rabbi Michael Broyde Resigns from RCA

Rabbi Michael Broyde, a prominent Modern Orthodox figure, resigned from the Rabbinical Council of America as a result of the scandal over his use...

Sharansky Supporting Rabbi Avi Weiss vs. Rabbinate, RCA

At last a sane official in this bizarre tale of Haredim vs. Zionists.

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

Rabbi Avi Weiss is learning the hard way about playing nice with others.

The Rabbinical Council of America and the Orthodox Union “Disappointed” by UN Vote

On Friday, Nov 30, the RCA and the OU issued the following statement, criticizing the statement made by Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas at...

An Affront To Rabbinic Autonomy

Many years ago when I was helping my congregation write a new constitution, I submitted a first draft to an expert who had been involved in setting up new shuls. One paragraph read, “All matters of halacha (Jewish law) will be determined by the congregational rabbi.” Pretty straightforward, I thought.

OU and RCA Call for Prayer and Words of Inspiration in Synagogues this Shabbat

The Orthodox Union and the Rabbinical Council of America urge their member synagogues and member rabbis to respond to this time of formidable challenge for Jews around the world with programs of tefilla and divrei hitorerut, prayer and words of inspiration, in a manner appropriate to the severity of the situation.

RCA Parley To Address Women’s Leadership Roles

With a high-profile discussion scheduled on women's leadership and two proposed rules aimed at marginalizing rabbis who deviate leftward on hot-button issues, an upcoming Orthodox rabbinical conference is expected to draw its largest crowd in years.

RCA Parley To Address Women’s Leadership Roles

With a high-profile discussion scheduled on women's leadership and two proposed rules aimed at marginalizing rabbis who deviate leftward on hot-button issues, an upcoming Orthodox rabbinical conference is expected to draw its largest crowd in years.

‘Pretty Worth It In The End’: An Interview With Dominican-American Convert Aliza Hausman

Have you read the blog Jewminicana? If you have, you are already familiar with Aliza Hausman, a recently converted Dominican-American blogger. She blogs about her childhood, upbringing, conversion, and a wide range of other topics. She and her husband, a semichah student at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, also speak about life as a religious interracial couple.

Rabbi Avi Weiss Backs Off ‘Rabba’ Title ‘For Sake Of Peace’

Just a few weeks after declaring Sara Hurwitz a "rabba" in order to "make clear" her status as "a full member of our rabbinic staff," Rabbi Avi Weiss promised the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA) that neither he nor his Yeshivat Maharat will confer that title on any other woman.

‘You Can’t Allow The Nation To Be Divided’ – An Interview With Chief Rabbi...

The Jewish Press spoke last week with Rabbi Shlomo Amar, Israel's Sephardi chief rabbi since 2003, on the contentious issue of conversion to Judaism.

Jewish Community Acts To Tackle Economic Crisis

America has been hit by what is likely the worst financial crisis since The Great Depression. Many Jewish communities have been hit hard, with a staggering number of families struggling with joblessness.

Intense Debate Follows Orthodox Rabbi’s Presence At D.C. Service

A prominent Manhattan rabbi is defending his decision to participate in last week's National Prayer Service.

Intense Debate Follows Orthodox Rabbi’s Presence At D.C. Service

A prominent Manhattan rabbi is defending his decision to participate in last week's National Prayer Service.

The Truth About RCA Geirus

There is a sign hanging in my office that should be standard in the office of every rabbi, communal leader, worker for Klal Yisrael or activist of any sort.

Letters To The Editor

Unbalanced Media    Thank you to Nathan Lewin for the work he is doing to support and defend AgriProcessors ("Hatchet Job on Kosher Meat Company,"...

Letters To The Editor

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