Even chief rabbis have obligations to the Jewish people.
Increasing numbers of young people are simply bypassing the rabbinic establishment.
Setting the record straight on the Haiyun affair.
Halakhic rulings from the diaspora may not always apply well to Israeli realities.
Two moments of Italian Jewish distinctiveness.
Agnon or Herzog?
Look to the bureaucracy.
Furious and extreme proposals in response to two Israeli government decisions are ill-reasoned and immature.
A much greater problem for Israel, and for American Jewry, than the Western Wall controversy.
The rabbinate has lost its constituency and is losing respect as well.
It has reduced rabbis to bureaucrats subject to the temptations of patronage and corruption.
It’s not to condemn Conservative Judaism.