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Author Persoff, Meir.

Title Hats in the ring : choosing Britain's Chief Rabbis from Adler to Sacks / Meir Persoff
Published Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 337 pages) : portraits
Series Judaism and Jewish life
Judaism and Jewish life.
Contents Out of the ruins -- From the pulpit: I. Guardian of the law -- Between old and new -- From the pulpit. II: The ideal Jewish pastor -- Who pays the piper -- From the pulpit: III. Moderation in judgment -- No imaginary man -- Fateful days -- From the pulpit: IV. Out of the darkness -- A blank cheque -- When I return -- From the Pulpit: V. Prophet, priest and king -- Natural selection -- From the pulpit: VI. A decade of Jewish renewal
Summary Prior to the latest Chief Rabbinical selection process, seven eminent rabbis were appointed to British Jewry's highest ecclesiastical post, although only six were installed and saw out their terms of office. The manner of their appointment was invariably coloured by intrigue, in-fighting and a host of other influences, not least an increasingly potent input by the dayanim of the London Beth Din, themselves not immune to strategic self-interest. Meir Persoff's scholarly yet accessible account of these seven appointments draws on a wealth of hitherto unaccessed and unpublished material, and on the stories of many of the protagonists involved, including in fascinating detail those who, by fair means and foul, failed to gain (or chose to reject) the coveted prize
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-325) and index
Notes English
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Subject British Chief Rabbinate -- Selection and appointment -- History
British Chief Rabbinate.
Judaism -- England -- History
Rabbis -- Selection and appointment -- England
RELIGION -- Judaism -- General.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 161811199X