Jacob Frank and his daughter Eva claimed the mantle of Shabbetai Tzvi.
Leah Horovitz’s tkhines.
A movement from within.
True stories, literary retellings, and a religious response.
Paula Hyman, 1946-2011.
Penitential prayers from Piove di Sacco.
She hopes one day to represent Ḥaredim in the Knesset.
The case of Pauline Wengeroff.
Ḥasidic women were patrons, pilgrims, and keepers of traditions.
The women’s self-recorded experiences are utterly disparate, but both offer a potent antidote to any sentimental nostalgia for life in the age of Sholom Aleichem.
Bruriah is the only female cited repeatedly as a religious authority, and rarely shown in the roles the Talmud generally associates with women. Who was she?
By and for Orthodox women, Mikva, which has affinities with The Vagina Monologues, opens up a once-secretive ritual while staying firmly in line with tradition.
If you build it, the rabbis will come.