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
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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
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