Rabbi Avi Weiss Backs Down From Ordaining Women

By Debra Nussbaum Cohen

Forward Association, March 5, 2010

Rabbi Avi Weiss, who is not usually known for backing down from a fight, on Friday announced via a statement from the Rabbinical Council of America that after discussions with officials there, he is rescinding his decision to describe the women who complete his five-year course of study at the new Yeshivat Maharat as ordained rabbas — a feminized form of the title rabbi.

Topic: Gender, Feminism, Orthodox Judaism, Clergy

Name of Publication: The Sisterhood

Genre: Blog Post

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Cohen, Debra Nussbaum. Rabbi Avi Weiss Backs Down From Ordaining Women. The Sisterhood. Forward Association. 5 March 2010: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4585


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