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...
Drisha Institute
The Drisha Institute for Jewish Education is a center for advanced Jewish studies which caters specifically to women. The institute is located on the Upper West Side of New York City.More recently, Dr...
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...
E. M. Broner
Esther M. Broner, best known as E.M. Broner, Ph.D., Professor Emerita (July 8, 1927 – June 21, 2011) was a Jewish American feminist author.Broner was the author of ten books, including The Women's Hag...
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...
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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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Yibbum
Yibbum ([jibum]) or levirate marriage in Judaism, is one of the most complex types of marriages mandated by Torah law (Deuteronomy 25:5-10) by which, according to the law, the brother of a man who die...
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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...
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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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...
Ordination of women
The ordination of women to ministerial or priestly office is a regular practice among some major religious groups of the present time, as it was of several religions of antiquity.It remains a controv...
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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...
Court of the women
The court of the women (Hebrew: ezrat hanashim עזרת הנשים) was the outer forecourt of the Temples in Jerusalem into which women were permitted to enter. The court was also known as the "middle court,"...
Tzniut
The term tzniut (Hebrew: צניעות, tzniut, Sephardi pronunciation, tzeniut(h); Ashkenazi pronunciation, tznius, "modesty", or "privacy") is used within Judaism and has its greatest influence as a concep...
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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...
Leah Horowitz
Sarah Rebecca Rachel Leah Horowitz, (1715?–1790?), known as Leah Horowitz, was a rabbinic and kabbalistic scholar, who wrote in Yiddish. She was the author of Tkhinne imohes (Supplication of the Matri...