January 23, 2013

Hey America, Why No Chief Rabbi?

Jonathan Sarna, Jewish Ideas Daily

The public face of world Jewry will change this summer.  Come September, both England and Israel will install new chief rabbis.  Jonathan Sacks, the brilliant and widely published chief rabbi of the United Kingdom, is retiring to be succeeded by the affable Ephraim Mirvis, currently rabbi of the Finchley Synagogue in North London.  Yona Metzger, the Chief Rabbi of the Ashkenazi community of Israel, is completing his ten-year fixed term, to be succeeded by whomever a special 150-member electoral assembly selects—for the moment, a subject of intense speculation and backroom maneuvering.

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October 17, 2013
Judaism Will Only Win If...
David Suissa, Jewish Journal
There’s a nasty food fight going on right now in the Orthodox world between the stringent groups and the more open ones.This latest brouhaha was ignited when the “open Orthodox” Yeshivat Chovevei Torah (YCT) yeshiva... more ››