Halacha

“Torah Lights” – Parshat Ki Tetze 5778

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin speaking

“Day Laborers or Contract Workers? When will we be rewarded?”

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin’s Insights into Parshat Ki Tetze

Celebrating Women’s Graduation

  Martin Lockshin – Opinion “Celebrating Women’s Graduation as Spiritual Leaders” Canadian Jewish News –  18/11/2015 Amid all the troubling concerns about safety and security in Jerusalem, a good news story unfolded here on Oct. 20 at Midreshet Lindenbaum, a post-high school institute for women’s learning. Over 300 people gathered to celebrate the graduation of Meira Welt …

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“Resolution Political and Unfortunate” – Jerusalem Post

(photo credit:MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

“RCA resolution on female ordination‘political and unfortunate,’ says Riskin” By JEREMY SHARON 5/11/2015 Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, municipal chief rabbi of Efrat and one of the most prominent leaders of Modern Orthodoxy, has criticized a recent resolution adopted by the Rabbinical Council of America which banned its member rabbis from giving any form of ordination to …

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Don’t Call Me Rabbi

  Barbara Sofer – The Human Spirit “Don’t Call Me Rabbi” Jerusalem Post –  23/10/2015 An antiquated assumption that women are incapable or unwilling to grasp grand concepts hasn’t quite disappeared, despite the existence of women justices, neurosurgeons, and Google CEO’s. An Orthodox woman has studied Talmud and Jewish law for five years and has …

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Listening to Sarah’s Voice

  “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 …

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“Orthodox Women Launch Book on Jewish Law” – Jerusalem Post

“Orthodox women launch book on Jewish law” By JEREMY SHARON 26/06/2014 First ever book of responsa on questions of Orthodox Jewish law written by women certified to serve as halachic decisors was published this week. In a ground-breaking development, the first ever book of responsa on questions of Orthodox Jewish law written by women who …

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