Well before the world introduced the concept of democracy and its institutions, the Torah already recognized the need for the Law to govern our lives.
Those with eating disorders are encouraged to eat on Yom Kippur, but it can cause them to feel alienated.
Where are the women’s voices in this discussion? Where is the talking to them about their experience? Where is the engaging of them in the process?
It is only the Modern Orthodox community that, in this area as in so many others, feels the opposing pulls of modern values and tradition.
The mikveh ritual can be traumatic for women, a fact that emerged loud and clear from the Rabbi Barry Freundel scandal. One Orthodox rabbi has a radical solution.