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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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A Festering Impulse

In her bold article in the Jewish Week (Jan 3) Dr. Gail Bendheim decries the recent events in Beit Shemesh and calls for “examining carefully and courageously what it is about our religious life that has led to such a … Continue reading

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Mismatch

For three decades of my adult life, beginning in my early twenties, I kept far away from Jewish life. I’ve since spent decades unraveling the many reason for my departure from the tradition in which I was assiduously raised. Let’s … Continue reading

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