Posts Tagged ‘rabbinical’

On Yom Kippur, leading rabbi says she would not hire rabbinical students who signed letter critical of Israel

On Yom Kippur last week, Reform Rabbi Angela Buchdahl declared from her New York pulpit that she was “angry and embarrassed” by a letter signed by 94 rabbinical students during the Gaza fighting last May that criticized Israel for “violent suppression of human rights” and enabling “apartheid.” And Buchdahl said, “I would not want to […]

Moscow-run rabbinical conference brags of Jews ‘bringing the corona virus vaccines into the world’

Chief rabbi of Moscow and chairman of the conference of European Rabbis, Pinchas Goldschmidt (L), speaks next to European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek during a press conference on May 30, 2011 with other religious leaders after a meeting to discuss rights and democracy at EU headquarters in Brussels. (GEORGES GOBET/AFP via Getty Images) “The 3 […]

How Could Rabbinical Students Ignore Israel’s Right to Defend Itself?

I was aghast to read a letter signed by close to 100 rabbinical students– future leaders of the Jewish community who will serve in pulpits, on college campuses and within Jewish organizations– which shamefully ignores Israel’s right, let alone duty, to defend her citizens. As a rabbi who sat in those houses of study both […]

Rabbinical students sign letter calling US Jews hold Israel accountable

Dozens of American rabbinical students have issued a public letter accusing Israel of apartheid and calling on American Jewish communities to hold Israel accountable for the “violent suppression of human rights.” The letter comes as Israel is engaged in an intense exchange of fire with Hamas, the militant group that controls the Gaza Strip, in […]

Jewish Theological Seminary names first female dean for rabbinical school

When Uhrbach succeeds Rabbi Daniel Nevins in July, JTS will have women serving as deans of all three of its schools and as its chancellor. In addition, Cantor Nancy Abramson is director of the H. L. Miller Cantorial School. Nevins announced last year that he is stepping down to become head of school of the […]

Unscrolled: A Rabbinical Student’s Take on Parashat Tetzaveh

“Can you picture, in your mind, what Anna Karenina looks like?” With this question, author Peter Mendelsund begins his book, “What We See When We Read.” To any reader of Tolstoy’s classic novel, there can only be one answer to this question: “Yes. As if she were standing here in front of me.” Tolstoy’s clear […]

Unscrolled: A Rabbinical Student’s Take on Parashat Mishpatim

Religion is a thing forced upon children by the adults in their lives. To this day, my brother and I recall with horror how, at the command of our parents, we endured High Holiday services in uncomfortable formal shoes, bored by a relentless stream of inscrutable words and exhausted by senseless exhortations to stand up […]

Unscrolled: A Rabbinical Student’s Take on Parashat Beshalach

In the final scene of “The Graduate,” as the giddy runaway lovers Elaine and Benjamin take their seats at the back of a bus, we are plunged into a moment of sudden stillness that interrupts the breathless speed of the previous sequence. While moments ago life swelled to epic proportion, now it is small again. […]

Argentina’s rabbinical seminary expands to Uruguay

The Latin American Rabbinical Seminary based in Argentina is opening a new branch in Uruguay, a country that has lured many South Americans during the pandemic with tax breaks and a low COVID-19 infection rate. Daniel Dolinsky, rabbi of Nueva Congregación Israelita de Montevideo or NCI, will be the director of the new institution in […]

Rabbi Schwartz, leader of Orthodox rabbinical courts, dies at 95

Rabbi Gedalia Dov Schwartz, a longtime judge in Orthodox rabbinical courts and a leading authority in Jewish law, died Thursday. He was 95. Schwartz served as the lead judge for the Beth Din of America, one of the major Jewish courts in the United States, for nearly 30 years. He also led the court of […]

Rabbinical Assembly Expels Member for Officiating an Interracial Marriage

Eric StrikerDaily Stormer June 17, 2017 What do you call a hyper-ethnocentric group that uses its money and power to aggressively promote interracial relationships for your people, then sends witch-hunters after you if you disagree? Calling it ‘hypocrisy’ is technically accurate, but it doesn’t capture the actual intensity of their behavior, nor […]

Germans Building New Houses for Migrants While Evicting the Poor from Their Homes

From: Local authorities in the German town of Bergheim are set to build 60 brand new houses at a cost of around €12 million euros to house incoming migrants even as Germans themselves are being evicted from their homes to make way for asylum seekers. The town, which has a […]

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