I am left baffled. First the reporter quotes Rav Binny Lau, designer and host of the program under discussion as saying that it is much too superficial to qualify its students to issue Halakhic rulings. Then she contradicts him, writing "...despite what Lau says, (the women) possess the halakhic knowledge and the depth of Talmudic study needed to stand before congregations, engage in a learned discourse with rabbis and also issue religious rulings." On what grounds does she make this assertion? Whom should we believe? Why bother interviewing a subject if you know better?
Three minors arrested in Jaffa for throwing rocks at a bus; no injuries reported (Haaretz)
from the article: She who dares to tackle Jewish religious law