Wednesday, March 17, 2010

What Is Rabbinic Ordination? III

It is interesting to note that, according to R. Moshe Tendler's recollection (link), when R. Samuel Belkin convinced the at-the-time young Rabbi Tendler to take the first Orthodox pulpit in Long Island, the President of Yeshiva University cited the Arukh Ha-Shulchan I quoted in an earlier post (link), who says that the main function of ordination today is to certify a rabbi for serving in a pulpit.

For more on this pulpit, see R. Victor Geller, Orthodoxy Awakens: The Belkin Era and Yeshiva University.

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