Gender & Feminism
Though the Orthodox rabbinate remains all male, some Orthodox women have assumed para-rabbinic roles in their communities. Working as rabbinical advocates, family purity experts, and synagogue leaders, these women perform tasks that were once exclusively the domain of male Orthodox rabbis.Read More
Texts and TraditionsWomen in the Bible
Women are portrayed as men's equals, subordinates--and sometimes, property.Women in Rabbinic Literature
A complicated picture.Medieval Attitudes
Jewish women's social well-being was considered important, within the confines of Jewish law.In Religion and Business
Medieval Jewish women were neither ignorant nor powerless.Gender and Feminism 101
In some significant ways, Judaism has changed in light of trends in secular feminism.
Modern InsightsAmerican Jewish Feminism
Impacting all the major Jewish denominations.Engendering Judaism
The evolution of Judaism is affected by social conditions.Feminism and Halakhah
Traditional Judaism can allow for greater equality in Jewish religious life.Lilith Magazine
Giving Jewish women a voice.A Survey of Feminist Theology
From theologies that address the male-ness of God to ones that address the femininity of males.
Is it kosher to go to an opera where women sing solos?Mr. Prime Minister, Tear Down This Wall!
A response to the arrest of women praying in religious garb at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.Belles of the Wall
Questioning the possibility of religious pluralism...while becoming a Southern Belle.Let's Dance at the Kotel
Why not ditch the battles over the Kotel, and return to the business of being Jewish?Women Rabbis
A history of the struggle for ordination.