Making Progress on Women's Place in Modern Orthodox Community

Speakers at a New York conference on feminism and orthodoxy heralded progress on the issues of agunot and egalitarian worship while recognizing the long road still ahead.

Blu Greenberg, one of the founders of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance, told a packed New York hall on Sunday about a plan to establish an international religious court whose goal is to put an end to the problem of agunot, generally women whose husbands refuse to divorce them.