Dispute With Israel's Rabbinate May Lead to Efrat Rabbi Shlomo Riskin's Ouster

Officially, the Rabbinate says the problem is technical, but it's known that American-born Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, chief rabbi of Efrat, holds liberal attitudes on conversion and women's rights that have irked the ruling rabbinical body.

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A dispute between the Chief Rabbinate and Rabbi Shlomo Riskin could lead to the latter’s ouster as chief rabbi of the West Bank settlement of Efrat.