In u-turn, Chief Rabbinate accepts credentials of Rabbi Avi Weiss

16.01.2014                      15.Schwat.5774                      Tu BeSchwat

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In u-turn, Chief Rabbinate accepts credentials of Rabbi Avi Weiss

'Jerusalem Post' learns that in recent days Minister Nafatli Bennett became personally involved in the issue and helped bring about the resolution.

Reversing its earlier stance, the Chief Rabbinate has formally decided that testimony from prominent US rabbi Avi Weiss regarding individuals’ status as Jews will be accepted by the Israeli body….