Rabbis, Women, and the need for
... By Rabbi Joshua Brumbach
We now live in a Jewish world where every major denomination within Judaism has
ordained women as rabbis; however, some movements are much more open about this fact than
others. Despite the growing numbers and the positive contributions of woman rabbis throughout
the Jewish ...
Women Leaders in Judaism - Advancing Women Professionals
... Starting in the 1970’s and continuing through the next several decades, the Jewish
feminist movement became a considerable force for social change. In 1973, the North
American Jewish Students Network convened the first National Conference of Jewish
Women, in New York City, bringing together four hun ...
Women in Judaism
The role of women in Judaism is determined by the Hebrew Bible, the Oral Law (the corpus of rabbinic literature), by custom, and by non-religious cultural factors. Although the Hebrew Bible and rabbinic literature mention various female role models, religious law treats women differently in various circumstances.Gender has a bearing on familial lines: in traditional Judaism, Jewishness is passed down through the mother, although the father's name is used to describe sons and daughters in the Torah, e.g., ""Dinah, daughter of Jacob"".