Women in Judaism

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.

Feb. 25 2020 12:01AM

The memoirs of this 17th-century Jewish woman have long fascinated historians. For the first time, a complete English edition brings her to life for today’s readers.

Feb. 4 2020 12:01AM

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?

Jan. 15 2020 12:01AM

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.

Aug. 13 2019 12:26AM

If you build it, the rabbis will come.

Leslie Ginsparg Klein
Aug. 16 2017 12:01AM

The influence of the Ts’enah Urenah.

Oct. 14 2016 12:01AM

Evolution or revolution?

David Stav and Mosheh Lichtenstein
Feb. 11 2016 12:01AM

Don’t call them feminists.

Julie Mell
Feb. 9 2016 12:01AM

Another day, another terse resolution against the ordination of women. If traditionalist Judaism is to survive, it needs to stop reacting and do a much better job of explaining itself.

Nov. 10 2015 12:01AM

Benefiting from Tunisian government protection, the Jews of Djerba, who trace their history to the time of the First Temple, have held fast to their. . .

Lucette Lagnado
Feb. 16 2015 12:01AM

Among the newly-formed parties running candidates in the upcoming Israeli elections is bi-Zkhutan. The name means “on their own merit,” with their in a feminine. . .

Beth Kissileff
Feb. 12 2015 12:01AM

Rachelle Fraenkel, whose son Naftali was murdered by Hamas this past summer, has become a living symbol of Israel’s collective feelings during the recent war.. . .

Beth Kissileff
Oct. 14 2014 12:01AM