The Next Chief


By Simon Rocker
July 15, 2011
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A typically forthright contribution to the debate about the next Chief Rabbi from Rabbi Jeremy Rosen on his blog, who writes: "Not one Chief Rabbi since Hertz has stood up to the Beth Din. No new one will be any more likely to than his predecessors. The hounds of the religious right are already baying. At the moment the only voices standing for open, honest, intellectual Judaism are in 'academia'."

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Joe Millis

Fri, 07/15/2011 - 10:31

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Isn't this the right time to call an end to this anachronistic institution? After all, he isn't the Chief Rabbi as such. He's the head rabbi of the United Synagogue and those religious groups that come under its auspices. The rest of us - Reform, Conservative, Liberal and the Union of Hebrew Congregations, unaffiliated and the great unwashed etc - don't view him as a head figure.
Perhaps we should follow the American route and not have such a position.


Advis3r

Fri, 07/15/2011 - 10:37

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Gob-smacked!!! For once in my humble opinion Millis talks sense.

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