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More Orthodox women rabbis?

The prospect of more women serving as Orthodox rabbis is just around the corner. A recent article in The Forward discusses the opening of a new yeshiva that plans to train women as Orthodox clergy. Interestingly, however, graduates will not … Continue reading

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First African-American woman rabbi should challenge us

On June 6th, Alysa Stanton will become¬†the first African-American woman to be ordained as a rabbi and will lead a congregation in North Carolina. Stanton, a convert to Judaism, is a mother to an adopted 14 year old daughter and … Continue reading

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On girls and poverty

Did you know that, in the average “developing” country, when an educated girl earns income, she reinvests 90% of it in her family, compared to 35% for a boy? ¬†And yet, and yet … less than one half of one … Continue reading

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