GUIDELINES FOR THE USE OF PROFESSIONAL TITLES
Graduates of Yeshivat Maharat are conferred as “toreh toreh” – a decisor of Jewish law. We encourage our graduates to use the professional title most appropriate to them, in consultation with the communities they serve.
Wittingly or un, I believe that this is an allusion to Kinah 22 for Tisha Ba'av.
תורה תורה חגרי שק והתפלשי באפרים. אבל יחיד עשי לך ומספד תמרורים. על תופשי משוטיך ופורשי מכמוריםThis Kinah used to mean
Oh, Torah, Torah! Gird yourself in sackcloth, wallow in ashes. Take up mourning as for an only son, recite a bitter elegy, over those who held your oars and spread the nets....
It has acquired a new meaning, apropos of the moment.
Toreh Toreh! O, gird yourself in sackcloth, lie sprawled in ashes,
bitterly grieve the tragedy that has befallen you, for those who have seized your rudder, those who cast nets to trap you.
Perhaps they should wear a special שק for the occasion.