Today in Jewish History

MyJewishLearning.com is excited to announce a new feature, in partnership with the Jewish Women’s Archive.

Periodically we’ll be sharing slices of American history, like this one about the opening of the first women’s gallery in a North American synagogue.

And if you can’t get your fill of “Jewish American Trivial Pursuit Source Material” check out the full feature on JWA’s site.

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American Jewish Feminism: Beginnings

Contemporary Jewish feminism has made its impact on all of the major denominations of Jewish life.

Women Rabbis: A History of the Struggle for Ordination

While the Reform movement was theoretically in favor of women's ordination as far back as 1922, it was not until 50 years later that the first women was ordained as a rabbi in North America.

Crash Course in Medieval Jewish History

From the Muslim-Arab conquests of the 7th century to the appearance of modern ideas in the 1,000 years later.