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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 mysticism. In honor of her new appointment,...

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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 New York and...

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By Ilana Kurshan
   

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Take a moment from the busy, at times cynical, lives we lead and listen to one person’s story – for she wrote us all a letter:

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Deborah Weinberger and Beth Hurvitz

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A cloud of secrecy surrounds the proceedings in Israel’s rabbinic courts. There is no requirement for accurate protocols of the sessions.

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By Rachel Lieberman 

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By Robyn Shames, Executive Director ICAR 

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By Elana Sztokman

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by Mona Berdugo   

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