Gender & Sexuality

Why Rosh Chodesh is Linked to Women

Women's association with the new moon dates far back in history.

Where Childbirth Gets Short Shrift

Why is birth nestled between dietary restrictions and skin diseases?

Reconciling Biblical Morality with Our Own

Assumptions in Leviticus 18 are in some cases abhorrent to contemporary sensibilities.

Reappropriating the Taboo

Bringing new meaning to the status of a menstruating woman.

Rachel Adler

How Adler uses feminist ideas to challenge Jewish law.

Jewish Feminist Theology: A Survey

From theologies that address the male-ness of God to ones that address the femininity of males.

The Feminist Critique of God Language

A survey of Jewish feminist challenges and responses to traditionally male language for God.

Women & War

We cannot condone the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.

Who Was Dinah?

Was her encounter with Shechem rape or consensual?

Who Has Not Made Me a Woman

Different versions and parallels from classical sources and manuscripts provide an interesting perspective on this controversial blessing.

For You Too Were a Stranger

How can Jews be better allies to the LGBTQ community?

The Complex Nature of Intersectionality

Writer Erika K. Davis reflects on the Chicago Dyke March and provides perspective as a Queer Jew of Color.