2/27/08

Jewish Week: Rabbis Want Fewer Jews

The RCA rabbi's group has made a deal to make it harder for people to convert to Judaism, the Jewish Week reports.

Yes, you read that right. Don't you even try to understand the logic of these men! It's not possible to explain.

I suggest that what we need is more Jews, lots more, and fewer rabbis, lots fewer.
RCA Seen Caving On Conversions
Liberal Orthodox rabbis want breakaway beit dins after deal.
Rabbi Marc Angel: RCA deal with Chief Rabbinate is “a complete capitulation” to haredi standards.
by Debra Nussbaum Cohen
Israel’s Chief Rabbinate this week announced details of an unprecedented power-sharing agreement with the main association of Orthodox rabbis in the U.S., in a deal that will determine how Orthodox conversions to Judaism here take place.

The move is prompting sharp criticism from some long-time members of the clergy group, the Rabbinical Council of America, who say the agreement is “a complete capitulation” to ultra-Orthodox control of the rabbinate in Israel that is now extending its reach into the United States. At least two critics are starting their own rabbinic group and hope to eventually establish their own religious courts....more

2 comments:

bryce said...

Whether the converts are sincere or not, we want the numbers!

Tzvee said...

By George he's got it. And whether the rabbis are sincere or not, we want fewer!