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Has The RCA Developed Backbone Over Conversions?
Currently the RCA accepts the determination of Israel’s Chief Sephardic Rabbi Shlomo Amar about which conversions he will accept. I don’t expect the RCA will change its approach as long as Rabbi Basil Herring runs the show. He’s too weak. … Continue reading
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How The RCA Gave Away The Game To R. Shlomo Amar
Israel’s chief rabbis have traditionally divided up their duties — one would handle Beit Din (Jewish law court handling conversions, divorces, business disputes etc) stuff and the other would handle everything else including kashrut (Jewish dietary laws). Then, every five … Continue reading
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