Statement on Ordination of Women as Rabbis

TORA, the umbrella organization of traditional Orthodox rabbis of the United States and Canada, finds the purported ordination of women at Midreshet Lindenbaum deeply disappointing and unnecessarily divisive. There is a consensus among the worldwide Orthodox rabbinate that granting semichah to women – in name or in practice – lies outside the contours of our mesorah. We, together with our dynamic Rebbetzins, are committed to inspiring all Jewish men and women to … Continue reading Statement on Ordination of Women as Rabbis

Statement on Freedom of Religion

The many active rabbis who are members of TORA (Traditional Orthodox Rabbis of America), congratulate President-elect Donald Trump on his victory, and pray that he leads the United States to years of peace and prosperity. We note that during the election campaign, President-elect Trump voiced great support for the freedom of religion  – one of the cornerstones of liberty –  and expressed deep concern over … Continue reading Statement on Freedom of Religion