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Women Rabbis

Does Judaism Need Gender?

Leora Tanenbaum | Posted 07.07.2014 | Religion
Leora Tanenbaum

No, says Haviva Ner-David, most known as the first woman to apply to Yeshiva University's rabbinic ordination program and ten years later to receive private Orthodox rabbinic ordination.

120 Rabbis in Congressional Record: Toward Peace or War With Iran?

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 03.15.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

The Rabbinic Statement on Moving Step by Step toward Shalom with Iran (initiated by The Shalom Center) has been placed in the Congressional Record by ...

The Personal Is Political

Rabbi Laura Geller | Posted 05.07.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Laura Geller

In reflecting on the 50th anniversary of "The Feminine Mystique," Stephanie Coontz wrote that "readers who return to this feminist classic today are often puzzled by the absence of concrete political proposals to change the status of women. But The Feminine Mystique has the impact it did because it focused on transforming women's personal consciousness."

What the Success of Women Rabbis Means for Judaism

Rabbi Laura Geller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Laura Geller

Judaism has changed because women rabbis have helped shape the conversation. Perhaps it is time for a deeper and broader conversation about the criteria we should use to measure the success of all our rabbis.

Young Women Take Over Religion

Kate Fridkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Kate Fridkis

Leading the congregation, singing the ancient liturgy, I feel sexy, vibrant, and feminine. I feel so Jewish, and being so Jewish for me means being so womanly.

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...