Women & Feminism
Women in the Bible
In the Bible, women are sometimes portrayed as men's equals and other times as men's subordinates — or property.
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.
Ask the Expert: Can Women Wear Kippot?
Many liberal Jewish women wear yarmulkes during prayer and at other times.
Hair Coverings for Married Women
Why some Orthodox women cover their hair, whether with wigs, hats or scarves.
Overview: Women in Traditional Jewish Sources
What the Bible, Talmud and other classic texts say about women and their roles.
Jewish Feminist Thought
Jewish feminist thought seeks to create theological narratives that merge Judaism with feminist values.
Debbie Friedman: Singing Unto God
A self-taught musical phenomenon, she had a huge impact on liberal Jewish worship.
Why Some Jewish Women Go to the Mikveh Each Month
What is niddah, or taharat ha mishpacha, and who observes it?
Jewish Gender & Feminism Quiz
How much do you know about gender issues in the Jewish past and present?
Creating the Jewish Pregnancy
From Shehechiyanu to psalms, how I brought Jewish ritual into this momentous life stage.
Women in Ethiopian Society
Beta Israel women in Ethiopian villages were inactive in public and were in charge of the domestic sphere.
The Book of Proverbs
This section of the Bible includes a feminine depiction of wisdom and the text of the "Eshet Chayil" blessing.
Feminism and Jewish Prayer
A variety of views on changing masculine bias in Jewish liturgy.