Diane Burstein

Women As Rabbis

07/05/2010 - 20:00

I am in agreement with Joseph Rackman that one day there will be Orthodox women who will have the stature of a rabbi — no matter what label is used (“Mrs. Maimonides,” Opinion, June 25).

The Jewish Week has had many articles and letters for and against this issue, including a letter stating that certain leading rabbis, like Moshe Feinstein and Joseph Soloveitchik, opposed. It is interesting to that Bible scholar Nechama Leibovitz was a contemporary of theirs. 

Let Rabbis Speak Out

01/20/2010 - 19:00

Regarding the program at Yeshiva University for Orthodox gays (Jan. 1) and the “chilul hashem” [desecration of God’s name] it might have caused, it seems to me that there are many more issues that deserve condemnation from rabbis at YU.

For instance, abuse of any kind: money laundering, tax evasion, Medicaid fraud, divorce, etc.

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