Just Don’t Call the Rabbi 'Feminist'

Rabbi Daniel Sperber, who has been instrumental in broadening the role of women in Orthodox worship, says it’s all about human dignity.

Once a year, during Simhat Torah celebrations, Rabbi Daniel Sperber ventures across the divider, or mehitza, that separates the men’s and women’s sections of his Orthodox synagogue and tries to get a female congregant to accept a Torah scroll from his hands.