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Saturday, December 09, 2006

When will YCT be admitted to the RCA?

In my previous post, I discussed that Rabbi Asher Lopatin, an RCA member rabbi was a faculty member at an interdenominational religious conference attended by Yeshivat Chovevei Torah students. As stated in Rabbi Lopatin's profile, he is also a member of a pluralistic board of rabbis. So are some YCT graduates, as pluralism is a prominent theme of Open Orthodoxy. Rabbi Lopatin is also listed as a member of the YCT Honorary Alumni Board.

Are there differences between YCT graduates and current RCA members? If so, what are they? What (if any) are the obstacles preventing YCT institutional admission to the RCA?

When will YCT be on the RCA list of Approved Semichas from Yeshivot? Maybe the RCA can publish a statement clarifying the current status of YCT admission to the RCA.

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- Orthodox Rabbis Eye Liberal Seminary
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