“Listening to Sarah’s Voice”
by Dr. Jennie Rosenfeld
Jerusalem Post Op-Ed – 9/11/2014
There are some places and situations where males, including rabbis, should never be present. One of them is a women’s mikveh. Period.
I hate to write what might be mistaken for schadenfreude. Amid the allegations against Rabbi Barry Freundel, amid the condemnation and the lessons learned, a sense of mourning is appropriate.
Moreover, the Jewish world needs to turn this moment into an opportunity for communal introspection, a moment to assess the role of the rabbinate in religious conversions as well as the broader role of the rabbinate.
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Dr. Jennie Rosenfeld is studying toward certification as a Spiritual Leader and Arbiter of Jewish Law in the Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute for Halachic Leadership at OTS’s Midreshet Lindenbaum.