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  • Shifting Expectations: Women and Work

    By Rabba Sara Hurwitz

    July 13, 2012 | 10:41 am

    I love eating challah, but until recently, I refused to be a “challah baker.”  The term irrationally evoked an image of a woman chained to her kitchen,  slaving away for the sake of others, with no desire or choice to impact the world.  That is not who I am.  I am an Orthodox...

  • Second female “rabba” to be ordained

    April 28, 2011 | 11:32 am

    A second woman will be ordained under the title rabba.

    The Academy of Jewish Religion in Riverdale is set to ordain Kaya Stern-Kaufman, 47, of Great Barrington, Mass., at a ceremony on May 12, the New York Jewish Week reported Wednesday.

    Her ordination comes a year after Rabbi Avi...

  • Barriers broken, female rabbis look to broader influence

    December 13, 2010 | 2:18 pm

    Lynne Kern knew at 13 that she wanted to be a rabbi, even though in 1970 there were no female rabbis to act as role models.

    So Kern became a writer, eventually winning a Pulitzer Prize for journalism.

    But she never forgot her passion, and in 2001 she completed her rabbinic studies...