Female Orthodox Leaders: New and Old

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Welcome Women: The first female graduates of an Orthodox rabbinic school are being welcomed with open arms — by some.
COURTESY OF YESHIVAT MAHARAT
Welcome Women: The first female graduates of an Orthodox rabbinic school are being welcomed with open arms — by some.

Published June 21, 2013.

In this week’s Reporters Roundtable podcast, host Josh Nathan-Kazis is joined by Forward intern Anne Cohen to discuss the recent graduation of the first class of maharat — orthodox female religious leaders. Then, Yoel Matveev of the Forverts drops by to give a fascinating history of the radical orthodox women who have lead congregations in the past.


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