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 Traditions
Women are portrayed as men's equals, subordinates--and sometimes, property.
A complicated picture.
Jewish women's social well-being was considered important, within the confines of Jewish law.
Medieval Jewish women were neither ignorant nor powerless.
In some significant ways, Judaism has changed in light of trends in secular feminism.
Impacting all the major Jewish denominations.
The evolution of Judaism is affected by social conditions.
Traditional Judaism can allow for greater equality in Jewish religious life.
Giving Jewish women a voice.
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?
A response to the arrest of women praying in religious garb at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
Questioning the possibility of religious pluralism...while becoming a Southern Belle.
Why not ditch the battles over the Kotel, and return to the business of being Jewish?
A history of the struggle for ordination.