Rebbetzin

Female Orthodox Rabbis? We Already Have Them

02/01/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

The pressure on Orthodoxy for the ordination of women has been mounting for many years. Nowhere in the Torah does it say that women cannot be teachers of the Law; halacha merely precludes women’s judicial roles. Why is traditional Judaism so steadfastly opposed to women’s rabbinic leadership roles?

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