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Orthodox women clergy work on despite ban

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Published: 7 February 2017

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Orthodox women clergy will continue ministry after OU ban – Ben Sales – The Forward 03.02.17
Orthodox women clergy in the US will continue their work despite the Orthodox Union, an umbrella Orthodox Jewish group, barring its member synagogues from hiring females in roles akin to a pulpit rabbi. The Rabbinical Council of America has also barred female clergy.

Opposing Orthodox women rabbis: laughable, pitiful, wrong
– Rabbi Daniel Landes – Haaretz 06.02.17
The main reason it's clear the OU response is ideological is that, if it had been based on halakhah alone, it would lose the argument. That the OU panel could not see what a young Rabbi Soloveitchik could have perhaps done in our contemporary situation is an opportunity missed.

Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky: B’nai David will not accept new OU policy barring female clergy
– Jewish Journal 03.02.17

And see:

A revolution within Orthodoxy? August 7, 2016

Female rabbi should be judged by her work - not title
January 23, 2016

Open Orthodoxy
September 23, 2015


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