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Will Bnai David-Judea Follow Suit?

Bnai David is the most liberal Orthodox shul on the West Coast. I wonder if it will copy these developments in New York? My yetzer hara says: “Do you remember Lamelle from when she was at Bnai David? She has … Continue reading

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She Calls Herself Rabbi

The Jewish Week’s Elicia Brown reports: As an egalitarian Jewish woman and a chronicler of the Orthodox feminist movement, I would have been thrilled if the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale’s Rabbi Weiss had ordained Hurwitz as a rabbi (as rumors … Continue reading

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Rabbis in the News

NEW YORK (JTA) — Rabbi Avi Weiss, the founder of the liberal rabbinical school Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, will host a ceremony later this month for Sara Hurwitz, who currently holds the title “madricha ruchanit,” or spiritual mentor, at Weiss’ synagogue, … Continue reading

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VideoJew Gets A Shave For Lag B’Omer

Click here for the video. The Jewish Week says: There’s not a single song of her father’s or a single word of Hebrew on Neshama Carlebach’s new CD. Yet Reb Shlomo Carlebach’s enveloping spirit, both personal and musical, infuses her … Continue reading

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