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    zahavasdad
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    I dont know if Onkelos was a Rabbi or had Semicha….

    #1151553

    rebdoniel
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    The Aruch haShulchan (CM 7:1) says that if a ger’s father is Jewish, than he is considered eligible to serve as a dayan in a case involving born Jews.

    #1151554

    Neville ChaimBerlin
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    Bump

    #1151555

    SmokedSalmon
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    why Neville?

    #1151556

    mw13
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    I believe both the Aruch HaShulchan and the Igros Moshe hold li’maaseh like this Rambam.

    #1151557

    charliehall
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    “If, as I think is the case, a Ger can be a Rabbi, then a woman can be a Rabbi.”

    Bingo.

    #1151558

    mw13
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    Pretty big if…

    #1151559

    writersoul
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    There are other reasons given for a woman not being able to be a rabbi, but I can’t remember whether they’re entirely disconnected from this or based on it…

    #1151560

    Sam2
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    writersoul: Some are connected to Serarah, some have other bases.

    #1151561

    dovrosenbaum
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    I don’t think the position of a shul rabbi, a mehanech, etc. counts as serarah.

    A ger probably shouldn’t become a dayan, though, as he can’t judge born Jews, and a ger also cannot sit on a beis din for geirus.

    #1151562

    mw13
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    R’ Moshe writes that a woman being a Mashgiach for a kashrus organization is a problem of serarah, unless she only acts as the eyes of the Mashgiach and does not enforce the rules herself (and even then, it’s possible that that would only be good enough in the bedieved case R’ Moshe was dealing with). It’s hard for me to see how being a Rabbi or Rebbi should be any better.

    #1151563

    oomis
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    It’s interesting that women are totally in charge of the kashrus of their homes and Taharas HaMishpacha, but are not favored to routinely be mashgichos.

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    Sam2
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    mw13: That is an ironic reversal of the point of R’ Moshe’s position.

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