Rabbis in waiting
More than a century after Henrietta Szold studied at JTS, women in Israel are still struggling for acceptance as Jewish leaders
The daughter of a rabbi, Henrietta Szold was famously permitted in 1902 to enroll at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, which trains Conservative rabbis, only if she promised not to pursue a rabbinate. But while she never had the opportunity to lead as a rabbi, Szold went on to create what is arguably the most influential Zionist organization, Hadassah, and to build its institutions in Israel,...
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