What is the role of a rabbi in a conversion? If a baby any is circumcised, and there is intent on the adoptive parent's part for their child to be Jewish, what does a rabbi actually DO to "make" the child Jewish? As for a girl, perhaps it's even more simple? Rabbis take power they simply don't have, and we give them that power by assuming we need them in the first place!
Shaffir to Herzog: Opposition failed to show leadership in political battles against PM (Haaretz)
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