'He Can Be Trusted': Documents Reveal How Israel's Rabbinate Recognizes Some U.S. Rabbis, Blacklists Others

Judy Maltz
Judy Maltz
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Israel’s Chief Rabbinate has no clear criteria for recognizing rabbis from the United States, often relying instead on hearsay, documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request reveal.

The documents show that in many cases, little effort is invested in proper background checks or in corroborating information about these rabbis.

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