February 2013

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 12:00am -- JOFA

By Rachel Lieberman

The Eruv and Jewish Community in New York and Beyond"All of women’s gains [in the Orthodox community] are attached to a piece of string attached to telephone poles.”—Blu Greenberg 

The Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance and the Yeshiva University Museum collaborated to present a fascinating panel discussion on the eruv’stransformation of women’s roles in the Jewish community. The panel followed a guided tour of the exhibit “It’s a Thin Line: the Eruv and the Jewish Community in...

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Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:00am -- JOFA

Dr. Tamar FrankielDr. Tamar Frankiel, an accomplished and impressive Jewish scholar, was recently appointed President of the Academy for Jewish Religion in California (AJRCA), making her the first Orthodox woman to head a rabbinical college. The author of seven books on Jewish mysticism and religion, including one on women in Judaism titled, The Voice of Sarah: Feminine Spirituality and Traditional Judaism, Dr. Frankiel has an illustrious record of teaching and scholarship and is considered a leading expert on Jewish...

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Tue, 02/05/2013 - 12:00am -- JOFA

By Elana Sztokman

Rabba Sara Hurwitz

Three years ago this month, Rabba Sara Hurwitz made history in the Jewish world by becoming the first publicly ordained female rabbi in the Orthodox community. Since then, the 35-year-old mother of three has been working as Dean of Yeshivat Maharat, an institution dedicated to training women Orthodox clergy, as well as working as Rabba at the ...

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