‚Discriminatory’ rabbinic ordination halted by Chief Rabbinate

28.01.2014                      27.Schwat.5774

Rabbi-Prüfung:

'Discriminatory’ rabbinic ordination halted by Chief Rabbinate

In face of impending ruling by HCJ, rabbinate vows not to grant ordination without qualification exam for chief municipal rabbis.

The Council of the Chief Rabbinate is authorized to grant rabbinic ordination to an individual without him having taken the requisite exams, but the practice has been brought into question in recent years with allegations that such ordination is open to nepotism and has been used to bestow lucrative positions on those with connections to the rabbinate….