Controversy

Halakha and State: An Exchange


Entanglement

by David Ellenson

Rabbi Elli Fischer’s article “Why I Defy the Israeli Chief Rabbinate” (Winter 2016) provides us not only with an erudite and concise discussion of the Israeli Chief Rabbinate and the problematic ways in which it exercises its power, but with evidence of its author’s courage. I applaud Fischer for daring to officiate at marriages not sanctioned by the Chief Rabbinate, and admire the skill with which he deploys talmudic knowledge in arguing for curtailing the power of this institution.

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