chachamotWomen Entering the Great Halachic Conversation

by Rabbi Shlomo Riskin – The Jerusalem Post, 10 July, 2013

Each of our unique challenges affect women existentially as equal citizens of our Jewish state

In the July 7 edition of The Jerusalem Post, Rachel Kohl Feingold, a recent graduate of Yeshivat Maharat in NY, wrote movingly of her own course of dedicated study of rabbinic texts and issues.Admirably, Feingold also spoke moderately and respectfully of corners of Orthodoxy where certain domains of women’s leadership remain outside their comfort zone – including the large rabbinic organization RCA that saw Maharat’s ordination of women as a “violation of our mesora.” Here in Israel, far from the American Jewish scene, Click here to read more…