Avi Weiss is the senior rabbi of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, and the founder of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School and Yeshivat Maharat.
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Rabbi Avi Weiss
Clubby synagogues that don’t welcome the physically and mentally challenged have the real handicap: the aspiration of Judaism is not for perfection, but for community and redemption.3 comments
- Study: 1 in 6 U.S. Jews seek Jewish expression outside synagogue
- Why hasn't the Orthodox egalitarian 'synagogue revolution' taken hold in America?
- If God created man in his image, then why would we look down at people with special needs?
- The disabled 'other'
- New initiative aims to open synagogue doors to disabled
- Rabbi Avi Weiss, progressive voice in Orthodox Judaism, steps down
It would be inappropriate for there to be built at Ground Zero - the site of an attack against an all-embracing way of life - any edifice that represents a particular religious belief.0 comments
The best way to promote Judaism and, for that matter Orthodoxy - indeed, the best way to inspire hundreds of thousands of Russian immigrants to seek out conversion - is through openness.0 comments
'We were so hopeful that this war was over.' From the personal diaries of Rabbi Avi Weiss.0 comments
It was the bloodiest attack against the Jewish Diaspora since the Shoah, but no perpetrators have been brought to justice, thanks to an Argentinian cover-up that U.S. Jewish leaders failed to condemn.3 comments
- At World Cup final, Argetina soccer team remembers Jewish center bombing
- Argentine president hints Jewish community leader linked to 'foreign espionage agency'
- Israel killed most AMIA bombers, ex-envoy to Argentina says
- Israel denies it killed most of the AMIA bombers
- Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai bringing Argentina Jewish center attack to silver screen
- Pope calls for justice in 1994 attack on Argentina Jewish center
- Jewish leaders in Argentina blast president's UNGA address
- Prosecutor: Argentine president opted not to punish Iranians behind AMIA bombing
- Would the world rather dodge news of Alberto Nisman's death?
- Uruguay confirms: Iran diplomat suspecting of collecting intel on Israeli embassy fled
- Bill to compensate Buenos Aires Jewish center blast victims advances
Our friendship thrived despite its explosive start: A 1985 press conference when I implied that Edgar Bronfman was selling out Soviet Jews for money.0 comments
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