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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.

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    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.

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    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.

    #1151564
    Sam2
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    mw13: That is an ironic reversal of the point of R’ Moshe’s position.

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