It has reduced rabbis to bureaucrats subject to the temptations of patronage and corruption.
It’s not to condemn Conservative Judaism.
Reflections on the founder of Israel’s chief rabbinate.
A leading Modern Orthodox rabbi is being forced out.
Tablets with curved tops? Rectangles? Two sides of the same stone?
Two reform-minded rabbis discuss.
Throughout his life, Ben-Zion Meir Hai Ouziel (1880-1953), the first Sephardi chief rabbi of Israel, held fast to a vision of breaking down the divisions. . .
Israeli society has only begun to have a serious conversation over what, if anything, the contemporary rabbinate is for.