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The Challenge of Women Leadership in Orthodox Jewish Communities

The Challenge of Women Leadership in Orthodox Jewish Communities

Commented Feb 27, 2011 at 10:57:49 in Religion

“From my point of view, the strategy should be reform from within rather than ditching the institutions. Otherwise, nothing will change in Orthodoxy.”

FZliveson on Feb 27, 2011 at 14:08:34

“In reading your article, I see you use the word "they" very much. I did not notice if you said you are an Orthodox Jew and I assume from the article that you are not.

Therefore why don't you just allow that "they" do "their" own reforming and write about shoes or hang-gliding or food?

You contradict yourself.”

Stefan Bast on Feb 27, 2011 at 12:52:14

“Well, orthos doxa already implies, that they will always assume, they have the correct opinion already, so they won't listen to any arguments. Isn't Orthodoxy all about "nothing will change"? A reformed orthodoxy seems a bit of an oxymoron, and a pretty futile attempt. What would be lost by ditching them alltogether?”
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Kitten Heels? Meow!

Commented Sep 2, 2010 at 15:02:06 in Style

“Hi Mihal - Thanks for posting your comment! Although I happen to like kitten heels, I know that some women agree with you. I want to point out that pancake-flat shoes can be just as damaging to feet as high heels are (because when wearing flats the feet tend to roll around too much when walking). If you are able to wear flats and you have no discomfort, you are lucky. Most of us need to wear shoes with a heel that is between a half-inch to an inch in height and with some arch support built into the shoe. Otherwise, not only are we uncomfortable but also we are at risk to develop damaging foot conditions. So please don't judge women who wear "asparagus/avocado sushi roll" shoes!”

hp blogger Mihal Freinquel on Sep 2, 2010 at 16:51:58

“indeed, but the distinction must be made that a low heel does not equal a kitten heel. a nice loafer, for instance, has a very small chunky heel. kitten heels are skinny and pointy like this: http://www.zappos.com/kensie-girl-cassie-black...oy vey.

haha i will definitely continue to judge because that's what i do best, but to each her own :)”
How to Get an Op-Ed Published in The New York Times

How to Get an Op-Ed Published in The New York Times

Commented Jan 28, 2009 at 14:05:53 in Media

“Well, like many of us I have a love-hate thing with the NYT.”
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Transgender Professor at Yeshiva U. -- Mazel Tov!

Commented Sep 20, 2008 at 20:23:39 in Style

“I agree, Shybiker. The problem here is that we are discussing a conservative, religious institution--and as a result, public discussion on many topics (not only the fluidity of gender) is stifled.”
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Transgender Professor at Yeshiva U. -- Mazel Tov!

Commented Sep 19, 2008 at 17:09:45 in Style

“Heterosexual professors do not keep their heterosexuality private. Regarding Ladin's timing, it appears that she was strategic to insure her job security. I think that's what anyone in her situation would have done.”

Gershon on Sep 20, 2008 at 22:51:03

“Why? Homosexuality is contrary to Jewish law. By being open with their sexuality they are essentially spitting on the institution that they chose to work for. What Ladin did was disrespectful and she knew what she was doing would upset a lot of people.”