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Women in the Rabbinate

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For the first time in Israel's history, a woman can apply for the position of Knesset Rabbi.

Rabbi Noa Sattath
Ordination photo of Rabbi Sally Priesand

Read thoughts and reflections of Rabbi Sally J. Priesand, the Reform Jewish Movement's first ordained female rabbi.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer

So far, my time in Israel has been filled with more questions than answers. One of the things I’m most excited about this year is the opportunity to live in Israel, to experience daily life here, and to ask as many questions as possible (and learn to be comfortable living without easy answers). My experiences here so far have given me a taste of what Progressive Judaism in Israel looks like.

Deborah Goldberg

Something historic occurred last week. It was more than a simple nomination. It is nothing less than a challenge to all of us: to acknowledge our diversity and to see the Divine in each and every human being.

Rabbi Fred Guttman

The orange will remain on my seder plate as a sign that we are always striving to help everyone to feel included, a sign that we are always looking out for those who might not feel that they belong, and a sign that we are full of juicy vitality: always growing, always changing, and always aware, keenly aware, that our history of bondage requires us to tell those stories.

Rabbi Phyllis Sommer

During my first year as a rabbinical student, which was spent on the Jerusalem campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, I began to see my homelan

Alli Cohen

I don’t remember the first time I skimmed my skull with a bobby pin and pushed a circle of knitted white cloth and strands of hair into its metal clasp.

Liya Rechtman

The end of the 113th Congress will mark a milestone for women in politics: for the first time in history,

Rachel Chung
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