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Orthodox Synagogue Plans To Hire Woman As Clergy Member -- But Won't Call Her A Rabbi

Jewish Journal | Jared Sichel | Posted 09.19.2014 | Religion

In what would be an unprecedented move among Orthodox synagogues in Los Angeles, Congregation B’nai David-Judea plans to hire a woman clergy member ...

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.

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...

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.

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.