Danya Ruttenberg


Take Back Tzniut

By Danya Ruttenberg

Take Back Tzniut
With kids going back to school, a set of questions about dress codes — particularly for girls — will once again be discussed. But do these conversations miss the point?Read More


Female Rabbis Should Have Male Friends

By Danya Ruttenberg

Female Rabbis Should Have Male Friends
Does a woman need to give up friendships with members of the opposite sex when she marries a man? For Rabbi Rachel Miller Solomin, the answer is yes.Read More


Why Judaism Needs Feminism

By Danya Ruttenberg

This is the fifteenth entry in an ongoing series exploring Jewish feminism. Read More


Adults, Who Happen To Be Young(er)

By Danya Ruttenberg

Rabbi Steven Wernick, the new head of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, has made it clear that one of his priorities for the organization is outreach to Jews in their 20s and early 30s. As Conservative Jews gather for the USCJ’s biennial in Cherry Hill, N.J., December 6 — the first of Wernick’s tenure — and begin to chart a new course for the movement, it’s worth considering how best to go about pursuing this important goal.Read More



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