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

Files released after Freedom of Information Act request show Israel's Chief Rabbinate consults almost exclusively with rabbis from rigidly Orthodox groups in its vetting process

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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.

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