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Rabbi Avi Weiss

Avi Weiss, The Rabble-Rouser Rabbi, Takes Stock After An Activist Career

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 01.30.2015 | Religion

BRONX, N.Y. (RNS) As other Jewish leaders worked diplomatic channels and wrote letters to the editor protesting the establishment of a convent at the ...

We Stand With You: Reflections on Our Solidarity Mission to Paris

Rabbi Avi Weiss | Posted 03.25.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Avi Weiss

"A fire is burning." This Vladimir (Ze'ev) Jabotinsky declared to European Jewry in the 1930s. Too few heeded his cry. As I leave Paris after a solidarity mission following terrorist attacks at Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher, I offer a similar cry.

Holistic Prayer: Rabbi Avi Weiss is A Prayer!

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 03.23.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

The Baal Shem Tov taught that before one could pray with love towards God, one must feel love for all others in one's presence. God is only interested in prayer where one feels compassion and love for those all around.

Roles For Orthodox Women Take Leap Forward

Jewish Daily Forward | Anne Cohen | Posted 06.20.2013 | Religion

By Anne Cohen The Jewish Daily Forward Sunday’s inaugural graduation at Yeshivat Maharat was no ordinary cap and gown ceremony. Rather, it was h...

Feminist Pioneer Challenges Orthodox Jewish Patriarchy

Posted 07.23.2011 | Religion

By Kevin Douglas Grant Religion News Service JERUSALEM (RNS) Tova Hartman opens the door to her apartment with a warm smile, speaking softly and c...

The Challenge Of Women Leadership In Orthodox Jewish Communities

Leora Tanenbaum | Posted 08.15.2011 | Religion
Leora Tanenbaum

In liberal Jewish synagogues across the country, women have achieved feminist success. But when you enter an Orthodox Jewish synagogue, you enter a gender time warp.

Sara Hurwitz's 'Rabba' Title Sparks Orthodox Jewish Condemnation

ReligionDispatches | Mark Dery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Just six weeks after Sara Hurwitz was granted the title of "rabba" -- a feminized version of "rabbi" -- that title is in jeopardy as Orthodox Jews con...