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  • The Female Rabbi exchange, part 1: On how women rabbis have changed Judaism

    By Shmuel Rosner

    3 weeks ago

    Rabbi Sally Priesand is America's first female rabbi ordained by a rabbinical seminary, and the second formally ordained female rabbi in Jewish history, after Regina Jonas. After her ground-breaking ordination she served first as assistant and then as associate rabbi at Stephen...

  • The Torah of female power

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 9, 2016 | 9:31 am

    Men had their chance. 

    I’m even willing to give them the benefit of the doubt and say maybe they didn’t rule the world as badly as it seems they did. Because the truth is, we do not yet know what an equal world looks like, let alone one in which the world’s women might hold a...

  • The two Tamars

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 3, 2015 | 4:28 am

    It’s worth paying attention to a little story about a Jewish woman named Tamar. It was published, incidentally, on the week in which Jews read the biblical tale of Tamar in the weekly Torah portion. Of course, there’s no real similarity between the Tamar of yore and the Tamar of...

  • The Rosner-Golinkin Exchange, Part 2: On ‘Picking and Choosing’ Your Sources in Judaism

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 1, 2013 | 8:00 am

    Rabbi Prof. David Golinkin is President and Professor of Jewish Law at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. For twenty years he served as Chair of the Va'ad Halakhah (Law Committee) of the Rabbinical Assembly which writes responsa and gives halakhic guidance to...

  • Women’s Participation in Ritual: Time for a Paradigm Shift

    By Rabbi Zev Farber

    October 15, 2012 | 10:31 am

    Today, the baseline in any Orthodox community is that women do not participate in public ritual at all. In the average Orthodox synagogue, there is not one thing that women do which is part of synagogue performance. Their presence is not felt and their voices are not heard. The...

  • Shame at the Holiest Site in Judaism

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    August 20, 2012 | 12:08 pm

    For those who do not receive emails from the Israeli Reform Movement’s Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC), I refer the following to you for your information and for action. Anat Hoffman, the Executive Director of IRAC sent this notice out this morning and it is self-explanatory...