A Global Association of Orthodox Jewish Believers in Messiah Yeshua
Do you give semicha (Rabbinic Ordination)?
There are certain requirements to be recognized as a rabbi (teacher) within Judaism.
One must be both:
- An ordained leader of a beit knesset with sufficient knowledge to render halakhic decisions; or an ordained Torah scholar with sufficient knowledge to render halakhic decisions.
“Sufficient knowledge” is defined as a mastery of the Torah, and is generally recognized to include a formal education in Jewish religious studies, and/or a recognition by peers concerning one’s knowledge of the Torah and materials usually covered by such a formal education at a Jewish yeshiva.
It is the desire of the volunteers at JerusalemCouncil.org to establish a qualified beit din which will provide smicha to qualified candidates in the future.
Out of respect for the diverse communities that make up our volunteer base, at this time we will recognize and use the titles various leaders within our community have been given by their peers. This is consistent with the practice of greater Judaism.