by Rabbi Mary L. Zamore
Recently, a friend referred to me as rabbah, the Hebrew word for woman rabbi. Strangely, I was startled. I have always referred to myself in Hebrew as rav, the Hebrew for a male rabbi. When I was ordained, the term rabbah did not exist, so for the past 15 years I have signed my name on Jewish legal documents as rav. Today, I would have started my rabbinate with an interesting choice. In fact, over the course of my career a lot of things have changed about being a woman rabbi.
As a child growing up in the 70’s and 80’s, I witnessed the roles and advancement of women... Read More