Ki Matta le-Hatam: Community Rabbis in Israel and the United States – Part II

Whatever ideas I may have in this regard pale in comparison with the excellent article by Rabbi Dr. Seth Avi Kadish, available here:

I'll just explain the title: In Europe, there was an institution known as "Rav MiTa'am", meaning "Rabbi appointed by", or "Official Rabbinate". The pun of the article takes the Israeli official rabbinate and turns it into a "superfluous rabbinate".

You may not want to read the article on Shabbat, because it may destroy your "oneg shabbat".

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