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Tag: Gender Equality
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December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pmWhen Dina Najman was hired last year to lead Kehillat Orach Eliezer, a traditional Orthodox-style congregation, it was hailed as a major, if controversial, step forward for the status of women in Orthodoxy.
Barely a year later Kehillat Orach Eliezer -- an unaffiliated congregation...
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While a new report says that sexism pervades the North American Jewish federation system, in Los Angeles, the facts paint a much more positive picture of gender equality.
An old-boys' network and an attitude that rejects women's leadership skills have kept women from reaching the...