Extra Reflection – KST Session 31
Use of the Keter Shem Tob as a historical resource by non-Orthodox religious scholars
The Keter Shem Tob is often the only witness to a variety of minhagim from across the Sephardic world. Thus, it has been cited by a diversity of researchers attempting to fully report the gamut of practices on a given topic, including those writing from outside of Orthodoxy. When Rabbi Dr. David Golinkin, a scholar and leader of the Conservative/Masorti movement in Israel was asked to suggest ways of reciting the Ngamidah for different circumstances, he turned to the Keter Shem Tob in order to understand the different Sephardic minhagim in this area, and cites the work a number of times in his article on the topic. You can find a selection from Rabbi Golinkin's article here and the full paper here.