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Rabbinical seminaries

Rabbinical seminaries. Seminaries for the training of Jewish rabbis. Traditionally, rabbis were trained in yeshivot, but under the influence of the Haskalah, it was felt that the old Talmudic curriculum was not adequate for the modern professional rabbi. In the USA, the Conservative Jewish Theological Seminary was founded in 1886, the Reform Hebrew Union College in 1875, and the Elchanan Theological Seminary (later a unit of Yeshiva University) in 1897.

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