In a roundtable discussion about the state of the American Jewish community, talking about women’s religious and cultural roles, the dangers of social media, and the value of modesty
Ultra-Orthodox women take up Talmud study
How Rabbi Akiva’s wife emerged as a role model to Orthodox women struggling to balance families and careers
In Israel, the fitness trend has become ‘a revolution’ among religious women
Online offerings have driven up attendance for women’s religious services and Torah-learning sessions
A new book deepens the Orthodox Jewish community’s conversation around female sexuality
A response to Rabbi Avi Shafran’s claims that Jewish law protects Orthodox women from sexual abuse
When my mother decided that our family was Orthodox, I changed my whole wardrobe. But I’d change it many more times before I found a style that reflected my own beliefs.
A memoir of two currents of Modern Orthodox feminism in Blu Greenberg and Tamar Ross, with degrees of activism and tolerance at the heart of the difference
When I wanted to say kaddish for my mother, I found that my options as a woman were limited—and less than welcoming
As a feminist in the Orthodox community, I’ve spent a lifetime trying to reconcile the choice to cover my hair
To fight the chained-wife problem, more women are insisting on a special prenup
In Israel, women-only performance groups fed my spirit after years of self-imposed sacrifice
An all-female troupe of actors will stage ‘Into the Woods’ later this month
They’ve long been a sartorial staple for observant Jewish women
Observant mothers-to-be hire doulas who share their religious practices and understand their specific needs
I used to think that being a feminist meant doing whatever men did. Now I’ve found my own place as a woman in the Orthodox world.
As Israel’s first female Haredi dean, mathematician Malka Schaps is helping other religious women follow in her footsteps
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