Religion: Biggest S'micha

And the Lord said unto Moses, Take thee Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit, and lay thine hand upon him; and set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation; and give him a charge in their sight. . . . Numbers 27: 18-20

Such was the first S'micha—the laying on of hands by which Jewish rabbis were ordained for more than 1,500 years. But S'micha is something more than a simple ceremony of ordination. It is conferred only upon Orthodox rabbis who 1) have devoted...

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