“We see this as groundbreaking,” said Rabbi Perry Raphael Rank, president of the Rabbinical Assembly, the Conservative movement’s rabbinical arm.Puts difficulties in Israel into perspective.
“It’s groundbreaking from the perspective that we have been talking about a glass ceiling, and she has broken that glass ceiling and risen to a much larger congregation than women have risen to until this point,” said, Rank, who is the spiritual leader of Midway Jewish Center in Syosset, N.Y.
Incidentally, the JPost really must find a new headline writer. This week's feature was 'A pulpit of her own'; last week they had, 'A Gemara of her own.' Some creativity, please!