Women & Feminism

Women in Rabbinic Literature

The rabbis of the Talmud designated specific female roles and activities, and were wary of women's nature, but they also tempered biblical laws that caused hardships for women.

The Origins of American Jewish Feminism

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

Prominent Jewish Women in History

How much do you know about these prominent women in Jewish history?

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The first Jewish woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ethiopian Women in Israel

How the lives of Ethiopian Beta Israel women changed when they made aliyah to Israel.

Mizrahi Feminism in Israel

Mizrahi feminism is often described as an intersectional feminism that focuses mainly on the struggle against gender and ethnic oppression.

The Year I Missed Simchat Torah

I did not have Simchat Torah this year. Bold statement, right? Some of you are probably thinking that I must ...

Judaism on Prostitution

Most traditional Jewish sources condemn trafficking and prostitution, but some of the messages are mixed.

Golda Meir

Born in Ukraine and raised in America, she became Israel's first and only female prime minister.

How Jewish LGBT Weddings May Improve Straight Ones

Heterosexual couples have much to learn from gay ones when it comes to designing their wedding ceremony.

After 10 Years as an Agunah and 2 Gets Later, I Know Better.

After two difficult divorces "chained" her, an Orthodox mom finds a way to protect her freedom.

On Simchat Torah, Get Up and Dance with Me!

Being a woman on Simchat Torah is hard for me, but not for the reasons you might think.Maybe I am ...