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  • Reply to: Women Studying Torah: Facts On The Ground   14 hours 36 min ago

    Thank you, Lisa, for demonstrating how reality is a necessary corrective to prejudice. And thank you for showcasing one of SAR High School's many amazing attributes-its inspiring leadership!

  • Reply to: Women Studying Torah: Facts On The Ground   14 hours 52 min ago

    I remember hearing that an otherwise liberal Jewish day school that had just hired a female head of Jewish studies was pressured by parents to hire a man alongside her because otherwise kids would not be able to form a rav-talmid relationship with their rabbinic teacher. Yet another reason women in these positions should be able to pursue, and receive, rabbinic ordination and the appropriate titles.

  • Reply to: Sister Of Faigy Mayer, Former Hasid Who Took Own Life, Hangs Herself   16 hours 47 min ago

    That's what happens when you betray you own family and your faith. Now what a great example she is now!

  • Reply to: Women Studying Torah: Facts On The Ground   21 hours 35 min ago

    Keep studying Gemara for as long as you like--one day the halachic process will become clear to you and then you'll look back and chuckle at this article. Facts on the ground are things that can influence a political process, a UN vote, even popular opinion. But halachic decisions based on a priori facts on the ground? That would indeed make an interesting article

  • Reply to: Engaging College Students From Intermarried Families   22 hours 32 min ago

    So you're saying I should have broken up with a man who treats me like an angel just because he's a man of a different faith than my own? And that G-d won't forgive me (or him) for loving and respecting Him and one another? That just seems so unwelcoming, something this article and my understanding of my faith would strive for. I don't see a reason to give up on someone I love, and someone that loves me, for the sole reason that he has a different religion than my own. Being Jewish is a privilege and I love my religion, but Judaism is not #1 in a hierarchy of other religions, and I think it foolish to claim my Christian fiancé is somehow not deserving of my love or lesser than I because he was raised differently than me.