Friday, April 26, 2013

Headline Trouble

According to the The Canadian Jewish News: Montreal Orthodox shul hires first female clergy.

This is big news, you might think. To explain the headline trouble, let's deal with the cast of characters:

Female Clergy: a graduate of Rabbi Avi Weiss's Yeshivat Maharat.
Orthodox Shul: Shaar Hashomayim, whose rabbi, Adam Scheier, is a graudate of Avi Weiss's Yeshivat Choveivei Torah.

So, more accurate headline: "Avi Weiss graduate hires Avi Weiss graduate." And, if my back of the envelope calculations are correct, I'd say over 80% of his graduates are hired by his own institutions.


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