Last weekend’s Jewish Week had an article on the new conversion courts established by the Rabbinical Council of America under pressure from the Israeli chief rabbinate — and the article contained a funny mistake.
The article quotes Rabbi Avi Weiss who’s concerned with this development:
â€œItâ€™s no secret that in Israel today [the Chief Rabbinate] represents the haredi element,â€? said Rabbi Avi Weiss, leader of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, and founder of â€œopenly Orthodoxâ€? rabbinical school Yeshivat Chovevei Torah.
Problem is, Rabbi Weiss calls Chovevei Torah’s ideology as “open Orthodox” not “openly Orthodox.”
Pronounced: hah-RAY-dee, Origin: Hebrew, literally “in awe of” or “fearing” God, this means ultra-Orthodox or fervently Orthodox.