The conversion process has become longer and more complex, requiring an uncompromising observance of halakhic precepts.
A few things bear pointing out in this statement: first, there is no halakhic problem with ordaining women.
If the senior rabbis had the will, Michaelson said, they could reinterpret the Torah and modify halakhic, or religious, law.
No rabbi should be called upon to give up his halakhic principles.
They do share in their basket of values: dedication to family life, holidays and dietary laws, prayer and halakhic process.