Historic Deal Allows Men And Women To Pray Together At Western Wall
A battle lasting more than a quarter of a century over the Western Wall, the religious site revered by Jews all over the world, has resulted in a historic deal to create a space where men and women ar...
Jewish feminism
Jewish feminism is a movement that seeks to make the religious, legal, and social status of Jewish women equal to that of Jewish men. Feminist movements, with varying approaches and successes, have op...
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 rabbi...
Women in the Bible
There are 188 named women in the Bible and many others that are left unnamed. Among these women are prominent queens, prophetesses, and leaders. Before and during Biblical times, the roles of women we...
Women's rights in Israel
Women in Israel have been officially guaranteed gender equality since the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. This has enabled women to actively participate in all spheres of Israeli life. ...
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Historic Deal Allows Men And Women To Pray Together At Western Wall
A battle lasting more than a quarter of a century over the Western Wall, the religious site revered by Jews all over the world, has resulted in a historic deal to create a space where men and women ar...
Bar and Bat Mitzvah
Bar Mitzvah (Hebrew: בַּר מִצְוָה) and Bat Mitzvah (Hebrew: בַּת מִצְוָה) (Ashkanasic: "Bas Mitzvah") (plural: B'nai mitzvah (for boys, B'not Mitzvah, Ashkanasic: "B'nos Mitzvah" for girls) are Jewish...
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Alma Bridwell White
Alma Bridwell White (June 16, 1862 – June 26, 1946) was the founder and a bishop of the Pillar of Fire Church. In 1918, she became the first female bishop in the United States. She was noted for...
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Bathsheba
According to the Hebrew Bible, Bathsheba (/bæθˈʃiːbə/ or /ˈbæθʃɪbə/; Hebrew: בַּת שֶׁ֫בַע‎, Baṯ-šeḇa‘, "daughter of the oath"; Arabic: بثشبع‎, "ابنة القسم") was the wife of Uriah the H...
Zipporah
Zipporah or Tzipora (/ˈzɪp.ər.ə/ or /zɪpˈɔːr.ə/; Hebrew: צִפוֹרָה,  Tsippora,  Ṣippôrā 'bird'; Greek: Σεπφώρα Sepphōra; Arabic: صفورة‎ Ṣaffūrah) is mentioned in the Book of Exo...
Adult bar and bat mitzvah
An adult bar/bat mitzvah is a bar or bat mitzvah of a person older than the customary age. Traditionally, a bar or bat mitzvah occurs at age 13 and 12 for boys and girls respectively. But many adult J...
Shalom Zachar
A Shalom Zachar (also: Sholom Zochor, Shulem Zucher, (Hebrew: שלום זכר‎; trans. Welcoming the male; lit. Peace be upon the male), is a gathering which takes place in Ashkenazi Jewish circles on ...
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Rebecca bat Meir Tiktiner
Rebecca bat Meir Tiktiner was a Yiddish writer, whose works include a treatise on Jewish ethics in the style of musar literature as well as a poem about Simchat Torah. She lived in the 16th century an...
Rebecca bat Meir Tiktiner - Wikipedia
Sarah
Sarah or Sara (/ˈsɛərə/; Hebrew: שָׂרָה,  Sara,  Śārā Śarra; Latin: Sara; Arabic: سارا or ساره Sāra;) was the wife of Abraham and the mother of Isaac as described in the Hebrew Bible an...
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Center for Women's Justice
The Center for Women's Justice (Hebrew: מרכז צדק לנשים‎, Merkaz Tzedek LeNashim) is a public interest law firm devoted to advancing and protecting the rights of women to justice, equality an...
The Hebrew Goddess
The Hebrew Goddess is a 1967 book by Jewish historian and anthropologist Raphael Patai. In this book he argues that historically, the Jewish religion had elements of polytheism, especially the worship...
Women of the Wall
Women of the Wall (Hebrew: נשות הכותל, Neshot HaKotel) is a multi-denominational feminist organization based in Israel whose goal is to secure the rights of women to pray at the Western Wall in a fash...
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Miriam
Miriam (Hebrew: מִרְיָם,  Miryam,  Miryām ; Arabic: مريم (Maryam); see Miriam (given name)) was the sister of Moses and Aaron, and the daughter of Amram and Yocheved. She appears f...
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Balabusta
Balabusta (Yiddish: בעל־הביתטע) is a Yiddish expression describing a good homemaker among Ashkenazi Jews. The Anglicized form is baleboste, and the term derives from the Hebrew term bá'alat habáyi...
Carlo Maria Martini
Carlo Maria Martini, S.J., (15 February 1927 – 31 August 2012) was an Italian Jesuit and cardinal of the Catholic Church. He was Archbishop of Milan from 1980 to 2002 and was elevated to the cardinala...
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Chazante
Traditionally, Jewish law has not allowed women to lead the prayer service in the synagogue. Even the Reform movement did not train female cantors until the early 1970s. Two forms of female cantors h...
Fall of Man
In Christian theology, the fall of man, or the fall, is a term used to describe the transition of the first man and woman from a state of innocent obedience to God to a state of guilty disobedience. A...
Fall of Man - Wikipedia
Bat-Kohen
The daughter of a priest, or in Rabbinic terminology daughter of a kohen, (Hebrew: בת כהן‎ bat kohen) holds a special status which is governed by special regulations in the Hebrew Bible and rabb...
Eva Bacharach
Eva Bacharach (c. 1580 in Prague – 1651 in Sofia) was a Hebraist and rabbinical scholar. She was the daughter of Isaac ben Simson ha-Kohen, and through her mother, Vögele, granddaughter of the w...