The Jewish Week is reporting that Kehillat Orach Eliezer, a synagogue founded around Prof. Louis Finkelstein of JTS and until recently led by Prof. David Weiss-Halivni of JTS and Columbia, has hired a woman as its Rosh Kehillah. This is news because the synagogue is "halachic" and not Conservative, nod-nod wink-wink. I suspect that only The Jewish Week will consider this news because everyone else can see that this has nothing to do with Orthodoxy and therefore is not particularly groundbreaking.
Thursday, August 17, 2006
1:20 PM Gil Student