Thursday, August 17, 2006

Right-Wing Conservative Synagogue Hires Woman Non-Rabbi

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.

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