On the road to religious leadership, Orthodox women in Israel don’t stress over titles
The recent ordination of female Orthodox religious leaders (Maharats) in New York triggered recriminations alongside celebrations. Why have Israeli programs met far less opposition when preparing women to be arbiters of religious law?
A few days ago I watched, streamed in real time, the ordination ceremony of Yeshivat Maharat in New York, in which three Orthodox women received rabbinical ordination. (Maharat is a Hebrew acronym for "leader in legal, spiritual and Torah...
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