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Rabba Sara Hurwitz

Mesorah and Making Room: A Journey to Women's Spiritual Leadership

Rabbi Avi Weiss | Posted 08.25.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Avi Weiss

Our mesorah does not reject the idea of women's ordination. Quite the contrary, the mesorah rooted in the past, while emanating light into the future, says quite the opposite.

A Personal Thank You to Rabbi David Hartman and Dr. Menachem Elon: Giants of the Jewish World

Rabbi Avi Weiss | Posted 04.13.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Avi Weiss

While Dr. Elon and Rabbi Hartman made different contributions to Am Yisrael and Eretz Yisrael, for me, as part of the Yeshivat Chovevei Torah (YCT) and Yeshivat Maharat families, they had a common point: their unconditional support for our vision, our programs and our institutions.

Gloria Steinem and the Faces of Feminism: MAKERS: Women Who Make America

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.10.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Makers is a term for all women, whether or not she calls herself a feminist, makes a home, works on a construction crew. She may be the first woman firefighter, first female brigadier general, or first woman orthodox rabbi.

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...