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Praise to the Chief Rabbinate for non-recognition of sham 'Conversion'

Praise to the Chief Rabbinate for non-recognition of sham 'Conversion'

 In praise of the Chief Rabbinate's refusing to recognize wrongful “Conversions” by renegade rabbis.Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 30/11/2018 13:06
When soldiers are attacked one 'must intervene'

When soldiers are attacked one 'must intervene'

US Orthodox organizations condemn attacks by some haredim against soldiers and police officers, 'arouses shame and remorse in all of us.'Mordechai Sones, 17/04/2018 21:38
The disappointing Orthodox response to Hotovely

The disappointing Orthodox response to Hotovely

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely is the embodiment of everything that groups such as the Orthodox Union and the Rabbinical Council of America stand for. Why aren’t the major U.S. Orthodox groups coming to her defense?Att'y Stephen M. Flatow, 04/12/2017 05:13
Killing idolators; friendly rabbis; pain and gain

Killing idolators; friendly rabbis; pain and gain

Insights into Torah topics.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 20/08/2017 00:33
OU rules against women rabbis; Open Orthodox  rebel

OU rules against women rabbis; Open Orthodox rebel

The Orthodox Union, which serves as the largest umbrella organization of Orthodox synagogues in North America, has stated unequivocally that women may not serve in clergy roles. The RCA did so in 2010.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 05/02/2017 00:46
Modern U.S. Orthodox rabbis: Openly teach Orthodox principles

Modern U.S. Orthodox rabbis: Openly teach Orthodox principles

In light of 'rapid and uncertain legal and cultural change,' RCA adopts resolution in favor of pro-active freedom of resolution.Hillel Fendel, 01/02/2017 11:17
Rabbinate rejects conversions by leading US rabbi

Rabbinate rejects conversions by leading US rabbi

Rabbinical Council of America fuming after Israeli Rabbinate rejects four conversions by leading American rabbinic authority.David Rosenberg, 25/09/2016 22:03
Further thoughts on the conversion mess

Further thoughts on the conversion mess

The Torah community simply is trying to implement safeguards to bring order out of chaos. Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 31/07/2016 12:22
RCA: No more biblical revenge songs at weddings

RCA: No more biblical revenge songs at weddings

Main Orthodox rabbinical group in US voices 'shock and sorrow' over extremists' wedding video.Gil Ronen, 28/12/2015 17:26
Women Rabbis and the Rabbi Bakshi Doron letter: Time for a fact check

Women Rabbis and the Rabbi Bakshi Doron letter: Time for a fact check

Contrary to what is claimed by Open Orthodoxy, former Chief Rabbi Rav Bakshi Doron did not approve of women rabbis or licensed halakhic decisors. The proof is in his letter here.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 11/11/2015 21:20
Rabbis Gather in Washington to Oppose Iran Deal

Rabbis Gather in Washington to Oppose Iran Deal

Some 200 rabbis rally on Capitol Hill to express their opposition to the Iran nuclear deal.Ben Ariel, 09/09/2015 23:59
The Con Version of an American Conversion Scandal

The Con Version of an American Conversion Scandal

There is no question that Orthodox conversion standards in the US, adopted by the RCA and validated by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel in a magnificent agreement this past summer, have brought sanity and order out of chaos. Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 11/11/2014 06:33
Protecting Israel From the Tragedy of American Jewry

Protecting Israel From the Tragedy of American Jewry

An extraordinary breakthrough has been made to assure the sanctity of the Jewish Nation: On the importance of Parallel Centralized Rabbinical Certifications of Jewishness.Rabbi Dov Fischer, 19/01/2014 19:55
ADL Slams Rabbinate Decision

ADL Slams Rabbinate Decision

ADL condemns Israeli Chief Rabbinate's rejection of Rabbi Avi Weiss and 10 others as eligible Orthodox Rabbis, calling for 'Jewish unity.'Tova Dvorin, 08/01/2014 23:12
What is "Open" About "Open Orthodoxy"?

What is "Open" About "Open Orthodoxy"?

Despite the catchy name, a close look seems to reveal that the opposite of "Open" Orthodoxy is not "Closed" Orthodoxy, but Torah-true Orthodoxy.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 31/12/2013 11:20
Rabbinic Treaty: Chief Rabbinate Leads World Jewry

Rabbinic Treaty: Chief Rabbinate Leads World Jewry

An historic agreement is signed between European and American rabbinical councils, declares Israeli Chief Rabbinate heads world Jewry.Ari Yashar, 13/11/2013 12:28
Support for Pillar of Defense in New York, Paris

Support for Pillar of Defense in New York, Paris

Thousands are rallying to support Israel's right to defend its citizens in the face of ongoing rocket fire from Gaza.Chana Ya'ar, 21/11/2012 12:05