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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...