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  • Can Open Orthodoxy help revive Judaism?

    By David Suissa

    3 weeks ago

    There are two ways to look at the controversy raging in the Orthodox world right now over a fledgling movement that calls itself “Open Orthodoxy.” One way is to put the controversy under a microscope and go through all of the arguments and name calling. I will do that, don’t worry....

  • With resolution against hiring women rabbis, RCA votes for confrontation

    November 3, 2015 | 9:19 am

    When America’s main Modern Orthodox rabbinical association voted last week to ban the hiring of clergywomen by its members, the question wasn’t whether to endorse female rabbis.

    It was whether to widen the group’s well-established repudiation of female clergy or keep quiet and...

  • 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...