Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

The View of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik zt”l on the Ordination of Women by Aryeh A. Frimer

June 26, 2010 by  
Filed under Halakha, New Posts

  I have been avidly following the recent discussion at the RCA Convention and on the various blogs regarding granting women semikha.  I was rather surprised, however, that in all the active give and take, there is one opinion that has not been placed center stage. I am referring to the view of Moreinu veRabbeinu [...]

Women, Communal Leadership, and Modern Orthodoxy by Nathaniel Helfgot

February 18, 2010 by  
Filed under Halakha, Jewish Culture, New Posts

I. During the last half century the movement towards greater public, educational, economic, and political roles for women in general society has slowly  affected the reality of Jewish and more specifically, for our purposes, Orthodox society. This has created a sea change in the role of women in the Orthodox and especially Modern-Orthodox society. The [...]

From Our Archives: Rabbi J. David Bleich – Women on Synagogue Boards

February 18, 2010 by  
Filed under From Our Archives, Halakha, New Posts

In light of the forthcoming article by Rabbi Helfgot, we are posting Rabbi Bleich’s article on women serving on synagogue boards (15:4 / Spring 1976).  Also of Interest in the same issue:  Chana K. Poupko and Devora L. Wohlgelernter, “Women’s Liberation:  An Orthodox Response” -   Shlomo Brody