Rabbi Bonnie Margulis is the president of Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice, which is a founding member organization of the Dane Sanctuary Coalition in Dane County, Wisconsin. She is also the Chair of the Wisconsin Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, a former member of the Commission on Social Action, and a former RAC LA.
I am in the process of converting to Judaism. Is it considered customary to render a gratuity to the Rabbi that we have been working with?
We are expecting a child in a few weeks. Is there something for girls that is equivalent to the bris ceremony for boys?
Years ago, as an undergraduate at NYU, I was working on my senior honors thesis, “On the Ordination of Women as Rabbis.” It had been only 11 years since the first woman was ordained, but it was more than half a lifetime ago for me, and so seemed a very long...