Court forbids Rabbinate ordination without exam

21.12.2012                      08.Tewet. 5773

Jüdische Welt:

Court forbids Rabbinate ordination without exam

Lobbying organization: This is a good first step in making the test process fair and transparent.

The High Court of Justice this week issued an interim injunction forbidding the Council of the Chief Rabbinate from ordaining anyone as a rabbi who has not passed the written exams usually required by the rabbinate. The injunction was requested by the Ne’emanei Torah Va’Avodah (NTA) lobbying organization, which claimed in its High Court petition that the practice of ordaining rabbis who have not passed exams is not transparent and has been used in an unequal manner….