Category Archives: Orthodox Feminism

Banished to the Balcony?

My own spiritual guide, Rabbi Jan Uhrbach a woman ordained by the JTS more than a decade ago, helps me to understand why the first- time ever ordination of three women as maharats within the orthodox world is a time … Continue reading

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Maharats, Misogyny and Marching On

It was a late spring-time graduation unlike any other, a landmark event in Jewish history.  On June 16th, at the Ramaz School on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, for the first time ever, with the bestowal of a parchment and the … Continue reading

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Seeking and Disbelief

My disbelief in a God who causes these events does not free me from seeking God in them when they do occur.”        Arthur Green , Radical Judaism But there is one curious statistic regarding not only the … Continue reading

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A First Graduating Class

Last week I was assigned to do a piece on the upcoming graduation of three women, each of whom is about to become a Maharat. Once ordained as a Maharat, each of the three women will be – and yet … Continue reading

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